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Go North East kick-starts a wave of smiles and raises funds for Red Nose Day

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Go North East kick-starts a wave of smiles and raises funds for Red Nose Day

It’s Red Nose Day today (19 March), and team members at the region’s largest bus company, Go North East, has been raising funds through a number of activities.

Colleagues have been invited to dress-up in fancy dress, or casual clothing, and of course wear red noses all for the cause.

The company has also been taking part in the ‘Share a Smile’ challenge, sharing jokes on their internal Facebook group and donating money, with one team member set to be crowned Go North East’s funniest colleague.

Commenting on the activities, Go North East’s managing director, Martijn Gilbert, said: “It’s great to see so many colleagues getting involved, and it’s no surprise considering the amount of fundraising and activities they’ve done throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

“This year more than ever, it’s important that we use the power of funny to raise funds that can bring serious change to people living incredibly tough lives in the UK and around the world, so please join us.”

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On the Go since 1913

Around 175,000 journeys are made on Go North East bus services every day to travel around this wonderful region. Travelling to work or education, to visit friends and family, to have a night out, or to visit one of the region's many tourist and leisure attractions.

For over 100 years, Go North East has connected the region's towns and villages with the cities of Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland and currently operates across Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham and into Tees Valley.

Employing over 2,000 local people, with a fleet of almost 700 buses and coaches and an annual turnover of £100m, the company is the regional subsidiary of the Go-Ahead Group plc, one of the UK's leading providers of passenger transport.

Go North East
117 Queen Street
NE8 2UA Gateshead