12 Mar 2015
Stagecoach in South Wales is helping to support Eden Gate, a local charity in Newport, by donating a bus to help with its work. Eden Gate dedicates it’s time to helping those who suffer from addiction and social deprivation and who live in poverty. It offers restoration to those in need by giving them a hand up towards a new and meaningful future.
Stuart Johnson, the Chief Executive Officer of the charity said: “Eden Gate has again teamed up with Stagecoach who is donating a bus to help the charity’s drugs prevention project with young people. The bus will be converted into a mobile coffee bar and will be used to visit areas of deprivation that experience incidents of anti-social behaviour and drugs misuse among the young people who live there. This is the second occasion Stagecoach have donated a bus to Eden Gate and the charity acknowledges the positive influence it has had in very difficult areas of Newport through the kindness and generosity of Stagecoach”.
John Gould, Managing Director, Stagecoach in South Wales met with Mr Johnson and his team to hand over the bus at Blackwood depot. John Gould said: “Here at Stagecoach, we believe in the potential of every young person and we are very proud to support this great charity. We hope that the bus provides a safe environment for young people in the community to seek the help they need.”