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Santa brings a green gift to the community

01 Nov 2014

For the second year, local bus operator Stagecoach North East is bringing Christmas cheer to the local community and offering a prize of £250 to community groups in the Newcastle area.

Green Santa is spreading the festive spirit and inviting community groups to write a letter or email asking ‘What could Stagecoach Green Santa give your community group to help the environment? The best entry chosen by the company will be awarded a ‘green’ gift worth up to £250 for winning Stagecoach North East’s eco-competition.

Whilst the Stagecoach North East Green Santa competition – which runs each year – was open to just schools, last year it was extended to welcome community groups and, following the success of the initiative in 2013, it has been launched again.

Community groups around Newcastle are encouraged to ask Green Santa what gift they would like for Christmas, to a limit of £250, with a closing date of 24 December. Winners will be notified in January and sent their gift for their community group from Green Santa.

Medlicott, Managing Director of Stagecoach North East, said: “Last year we had some fantastic entries, with suggestions including solar-powered clocks, compost bins, energy saving light bulbs and gardening equipment. Community groups are important to the local area and carry out vital environmental initiatives, so we want to support them and their green approach, and encourage them to take part.”

The Green Santa initiative is part of Stagecoach North East’s environmental programme and is designed to encourage both children and adults across the region to be more environmentally aware and demonstrate how easy it is to make a difference to their local environment. 

For further information about Stagecoach North East please visit our About us page.