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Go North East supports the Mr Gay England and Mx Drag England finals at Alnwick Garden

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Go North East supports the Mr Gay England and Mx Drag England finals at Alnwick Garden

Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, proudly supported the Mr Gay England and Mx Drag England finals this weekend at Alnwick Garden.

In partnership with Pride Radio, Alnwick Garden billed this event as a family-friendly ‘Gay Day’, and Go North East helped by transporting the finalists to the event which took place on Saturday.

The event itself took part at the top of the impressive water cascade, with the Duchess of Northumberland being one of the star judges, alongside local TV celebrity Pam Royle, MP Emma Lewell-Buck, and Boulevard star Danni Dee.

Go North East transported the finalists on its very own rainbow bus, with colleagues then spending time engaging with visitors and people having their photos taken with the bus, which was also bedecked with rainbow flags and bunting.

The bus company additionally supported the build-up to the event on Pride radio too.

Stephen King, commercial director at Go North East, said: We’re very proud to have played a part in the day, providing support on the day and transport for everyone to the event from Newcastle with our diversity branded bus.

“I’d like to say a huge thank you to the colleagues that gave up their weekend to attend and a massive congratulations to the winners who are all helping to champion and celebrate the diversity in our region.”

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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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