Stage­coach helps out event for the home­less by of­fer­ing free travel

Perthshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - Ross Gardiner

Perth-based Stage­coach has agreed to pro­vide a large num­ber of free seats to fundrais­ers trav­el­ling to Ed­in­burgh for the world’s largest event of its kind de­signed to raise aware­ness of home­less­ness.

Sleep in the Park, or­gan­ised by So­cial Bite co-founder Josh Lit­tle­john MBE, aims to raise £4m and catal­yse a move­ment to erad­i­cate home­less­ness in Scot­land within a five-year pe­riod.

Ticket-hold­ers for the De­cem­ber 9 event will be able to book seats on Stage­coach East Scot­land X56 ser­vices be­tween Perth, Bridge of Earn, Mil­nathort and Kin­ross to Ed­in­burgh. Tick­ets are free, how­ever usual de­liv­ery fees ap­ply.

All seats must be re­served and can be pre­booked via the Ci­tylink web­site us­ing a spe­cial book­ing code that has been shared with at­ten­dees by Sleep in the Park or­gan­is­ers. There are a lim­ited num­ber of seats avail­able for free travel and there­fore at­ten­dees want­ing to take ad­van­tage should book early to avoid dis­ap­point­ment.

Stage­coach Group chair­man and co-founder, Sir Brian Souter said:“We are really ex­cited to be able to help such an im­por­tant cause in this way. This event is grow­ing each year and is part of a fan­tas­tic move­ment to help erad­i­cate home­less­ness in Scot­land. By of­fer­ing free travel, we hope that par­tic­i­pants will be able to max­imise their do­na­tions to this great cause.”

Mr Lit­tle­john said:“I can’t thank Stage­coach Group enough for their gen­eros­ity and I am sure those join­ing us for Sleep in the Park next month will be grate­ful for the free travel.”

Tick­ets are free, but the usual de­liv­ery fees will still ap­ply.

Book­ings must be made be­fore mid­night on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 7. Josh Lit­tle­john MBE with Sir Brian Souter Pic­ture Fraser Band Pho­tog­ra­phy


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