Stagecoach helps out event for the homeless by offering free travel
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