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Environment and Community Week concludes Stagecoach togetherness campaign

12 Oct 2018

Stagecoach Buzzy Bee bookStagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire

Environment and Community Week concludes Stagecoach togetherness campaign

Bus Company Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire is celebrating its local communities and the Environment this week.  

The week also marks the end of a month long Getting There Together initiative across Stagecoach companies within the UK which has also focused on customer service, safety, wellbeing and inclusion. 

Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire will hold activities to help raise money for local charities and to help promote protecting the environment. 

Charity activity will include collecting essential food and toiletry items at our local Chester depot to donate to local food bank West Cheshire Food Bank. 

A children’s book called Stagecoach Saves the Buzzy Bees has also been published by Stagecoach Group. Copies of the paperback book whose cartoon characters are based on well known Stagecoach transport vehicles, have been donated books to Alder Hey Hospital, Tiny Heart Nursery, Northwood Community Primary, Bonsall Nursery, Great Crosby Primary School, Tenth Crosby Scouts, Waterloo Primary School and Forefield Juniors. The book tells the tale of a swarm of bees that have lost their way and have found themselves on board a tram. The day is saved when they are delivered to a field where local children are sowing wildflowers. The story shares the important message that bees are not to be feared and are vital in keeping our crops and plants alive. 

To help spread the word of the importance of bees and bugs to a wider audience; Stagecoach Group has also developed to help teach viewers how to build a bug hotel. The video is available here: 

As well as celebrating local communities, Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire is also focusing on activities that will help to protect the environment. We are taking part of the Great Stagecoach switch off. On Thursday 18th October we have encouraged all our depots to switch off non-essential electrical items. We’ve challenged them to see who saves the most energy. We're committed to saving energy by encouraging all Stagecoach employees to get into the habit of switching off non-essential items of electrical equipment when they're not in use. And to help our depots think about their carbon footprint. 

The campaign week marks the end of a four-week series of events across Stagecoach called Getting There Together. The initiative placed emphasis on a number of key areas including customer service, safety, wellbeing, community and environment.

Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire, Managing Director Rob Jones said: “We understand that our services are important to local communities. Whether we’re taking people to work, taking them shopping or to visit their families we play an important part in our passenger’s lives. This is why we want to give something back and hope that by raising funds for local charities and donating these books we can have a positive impact on our local communities.”