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03 Nov 2014
Stagecoach West Scotland is helping to support the health charity Movember through a number of events during November.
To mark the Movember campaign, a number of the company’s buses across the region are having moustaches fitted to them.
The Movember Foundation, which aims to raise funds to fight prostate and testicular cancer and raise awareness about mental health issues, helps fund many charities and support groups across the country.
To help raise awareness of this year’s Movember campaign, moustaches will be fitted to buses operating in and around Ayrshire, Arran, Glasgow and Dumfries and Galloway.
In preparation for the campaign, many employees are setting up fundraising accounts and shaving off their facial hair so they’re ready to grow a Mo from 1st November.
The company is also making a donation to Movember for every staff member taking part in the fundraising event and registering on the company’s Movember site.
Stagecoach West Scotland, Operations Director Alison McCluskie said; “I’m delighted that we are able to help raise awareness of a charity that is dedicated to such worthy causes. Awareness is key to preventing and curing these diseases and as a bus operator we’re pleased to be-able to promote the issue with our customers and staff whilst raising money for local charities.”
To help promote the moustached buses, Stagecoach West Scotland is also holding a competition to ‘#SpotaMoBus’. Anyone who spots a bus with a ‘Movember’ moustache is encouraged to take a picture and tweet it to @StagecoachWScot using the hashtag #SpotaMoBus.
At the end of November a winning picture will be picked at random to receive a 7 day megarider ticket giving them a free week’s travel in their area.
Sarah Coghlan, UK Country Director for Movember said:
“Our vision is to have an everlasting impact on men’s health, and the Movember moustache puts a fun twist on this serious issue. We are delighted with the support of Stagecoach Group nationwide and look forward to spotting their moustachioed fleets across the country, making it the hairiest Movember yet!”