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Go North East’s Gateshead depot open day raises over £3,500 for Ukraine

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Go North East’s Gateshead depot open day raises over £3,500 for Ukraine

Two Sundays on from Go North East throwing open the doors at its Gateshead Riverside bus depot for a jubilee-themed community open day, and the total amount raised thanks to the generosity of those who came along has now been confirmed as an amazing £3,696.40.

Many hundreds of people attended the day, which was part of a co-event with the North East Bus Preservation Trust’s Metrocentre Bus Rally, and raised money for the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

The day included the North East Soft Play Bus, as well as an ice cream van, tombola, bake sale and, best of all, the tours through the bus wash.

There was also tea cup rides, the opportunity for people to have their name up in lights on the front display of a bus, and merchandise available.

Martijn Gilbert, managing director at Go North East, said: “We were blown away by the amount of people who came along and joined in with the fun for all the family.

“I’d like to say a huge thanks to everyone who supported the event, especially our hardworking team who helped out during the day in aid of our Ukraine fundraising efforts.

“Opening up one of our depots was also a great way to show all the hard work that goes into running a bus service, especially from the behind the scenes teams that aren’t always seen by those using our services out on the road.”

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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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