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Go North East organises £12,000 donation to foodbanks across the region

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Go North East organises £12,000 donation to foodbanks across the region

Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, has enabled the donation of £12,000 to foodbanks across the region.

The donations are being made following Go North East not handling change throughout the pandemic, so any extra money left by customers is being put back into the community to ensure it benefits those that need it most, which will include many families who have been negatively affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The foodbanks have been chosen following colleague-driven activities and ideas that have been put forward from each of the company’s depots, where team members have been collecting food and other supplies for these foodbanks, which will be donated on top of the £12,000.

£2,000 will be donated to each of the following charities:

Go North East is also providing foodbanks with free travel vouchers so that people and families, who might not otherwise be able to afford to go and see loved ones, are given the chance to do so over the festive period and into the New Year, but obviously in line with current Government advice.

Martijn Gilbert, managing director at Go North East, said: “We know it has been a tough year for everyone, so we want to do our bit by ensuring that this money is given back to the community.

“The foodbanks have been chosen by colleagues at our depots and we’re also collecting items to donate to them ahead of Christmas too.”

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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.

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