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Go North East team to celebrate over £10,000 raised for local charities and other worthy causes at Thursday’s clap

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Go North East team to celebrate over £10,000 raised for local charities and other worthy causes at Thursday’s clap

Team members from across the region’s largest bus company, Go North East, have united and raised over £10,000 for local charities and other worthy causes.

They will celebrate the achievement with a giant two metre social distanced charity cheque at this Thursday’s clapping for the NHS, carers and fellow key workers.

The money has been raised from this initiative across all Go North East depots in Gateshead, Sunderland, Consett, Percy Main, Washington and Chester-le-Street over the last month.

Activities have included sponsored head shaving, running, walking, the ‘one million step challenge’, cream pies thrown in people’s faces and a whole lot more, with the money going to the following causes chosen by each depot team:

Thursday is likely to be the last clap for the NHS, carers and fellow key workers, so to celebrate a special two metre long socially distanced charity cheque will mark the occasion, to be held at the company’s Chester-le-Street depot in Picktree Lane at 8pm.

Martijn Gilbert, managing director at Go North East, said: “It’s been great to see our team members unite at these challenging times and raise so much money for great causes.

“They’ve surpassed everyone’s wildest expectations by raising over £10,000 for charity, whilst also maintaining vital services for key workers and those making essential journeys and doing a number of fun and different good deeds which have brought cheer to customers and colleagues.

“I can’t thank them enough for their superb efforts which show true team and community spirit. We are exceptionally proud of them.”

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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