Yellows go pink for charity

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In the pink! Yellow Buses’ staff raised yet more money for cancer charities with their annual Pink Day.

For the 14th year in a row Yellow Buses turned pink to raise money and awareness for a breast cancer charity.

Drivers, engineers and administration staff swapped their uniforms and overalls for garish garments.

Pink wigs, onesies, leggings, shirts, hats, blazers, coats, nail varnish and even hair were on display, making Yellow Buses even brighter than usual.

The 14 years of fundraising by the Bournemouth-based firm has raised thousands of pounds for cancer charities.

This year the money went to the Wear It Pink charity.

Fiona Harwood, Marketing Sales Manager, said: “Once again our staff went to town and the passengers really enjoyed it, too.

“Everyone is so generous and they’ve helped us raise lots of money over the years. We had collecting tins on the buses and plenty of change went into them.

“As well as raising money we hope to have raised some awareness about the charity.

“The company is well known for the support we give to a variety of local charities and have a number of themed days.”

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Note to Editors:

For more information, please contact: Andrew Diprose, Director, Deep South Media Ltd, PR consultants to Yellow Buses, on 01202 534487. Or Ed Baker on 01202 534487 or 07788392965.

 

About Yellow Buses:

Yellow Buses operates a fleet of 137 buses and 18 coaches with a staff of 450. It carries more than 15m passengers a year with its vehicles operating nearly five million miles across the Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and East Dorset area. The Yellows are part of RATP Group, the world’s fifth largest public transport provider. www.bybus.co.uk

 

About RATP Dev:

RATP Dev is the RATP Group subsidiary established in 2002 to export the group’s operation and maintenance know-how outside the historic network operated by RATP in the Paris region. RATP Dev now operates in 14 countries on four continents (United Kingdom, France, Italy, Switzerland, Algeria, Morocco, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, the USA, Brazil, India, China, South Korea and the Philippines). In 2015, RATP Dev is scheduled to generate revenue exceeding €1 billion.

About RATP Group:

With nearly 14 million daily passengers worldwide, RATP Group is the fifth largest urban transport operator in the world. With its 14 metro lines (including two driverless lines), two regional express rail lines, seven tramway lines and 350 bus lines, the multimodal network operated by RATP in the Paris region is the largest in the world to be managed by a single company.

RATP Group can devise, design and implement infrastructure development projects, operate and maintain networks irrespective of the mode of transport (metro, regional train, tramway and bus) and develop innovative services to promote mobility (including passenger information, remote ticketing, pricing and customer marketing). The automation of Paris metro line 1, which was completed at the end of 2012 as a world first, once again demonstrated the ability of RATP Group to implement particularly complex projects.

RATP Group exports its know-how all over the world; in engineering through Systra, its subsidiary jointly owned with SNCF, in operations and maintenance via its RATP Dev subsidiary and in innovative services to promote mobility through its IXXI subsidiary.

RATP Group has a workforce of nearly 60,000 employees worldwide and in 2013 generated revenue of €5.14 billion.