22 Aug 2019
UK Bus staff from across the country completed a three month health and wellbeing weight loss challenge. Stagecoach West Scotland staff came out on top with a massive 447kg weight loss across their depots in Ayrshire, Arran, Dumfries and Galloway and parts of Lanarkshire.
Not only did the West Scotland team have the biggest overall weight loss for the company, but the individual winner of the Biggest Loser UK Bus title was Cumbernauld bus driver, John Toms with a whopping 12kg weight loss. The Biggest Loser Challenge took place over three months, with over 800 members of Stagecoach staff taking part across the UK. In total, 3339.84 kilos (over 525 stone) were lost across the company.
As well as achieving their own personal goals, Stagecoach West Scotland staff donated to their chosen charities with £5000 prize money being split between five local charities - Ochil Mountain Rescue, North Lanarkshire Women’s Aid, Ayrshire Hospice, RNLI and Cancer Research UK.
Staff posed for a photo at the Cumbernauld depot with tyres equivalent to the combined weight loss of the West Scotland staff.
Operations Director for Stagecoach West Scotland, Alison McCluskie said, “The staff that took part in the challenge should be proud of their achievements. We aim to promote a healthy working environment by taking part in initiatives like this, along with our regular staff favourites, such as ‘Fruity Fridays’ where we provide depots with free fresh fruit weekly for staff. I’m really pleased that the winners have chosen great local charities to donate their prize money to.”