Go North East team celebrate over £10,000 raised for local charities

1 month ago Fri 29th May 2020


Go North East team members with £10k charity cheque

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.

The team celebrated the achievement with a giant two metre social distanced charity cheque at 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 was 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 marked the occasion at the company's Chester-le-Street depot on Picktree Lane.

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.”

To find out more about Go North East, visit www.gonortheast.co.uk.

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