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Latest Oxford charity bus launched

Oxford Bus Company has launched its latest bus backing good local causes, with a double-decker emblazoned in branding for local charity SeeSaw. The vehicle has been wrapped in the charity’s colours after the Oxford-based concern won the company’s ‘Brand the Bus’ competition. The charity, which provides grief support for children, young people and their families in Oxfordshire, won the annual prize worth £50,000, which includes £20,000 worth of radio advertising on local radio station JackFM as well as the bus wrap.

The SeeSaw bus will be used across various Oxford Bus Company services, to help spread the charity’s message as widely as possible. Previous winners of the annual competition have included a range of local charities and good causes, such as Oxford Pride, Oxfordshire Prostate Cancer Support Group and Home-Start Oxfordshire.


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SeeSaw was selected from a group of 10 good causes which had earned the most public votes from 79 original entries, and has worked with Oxford Bus Company to design the vinyl wrap. Oxford Bus Company Managing Director Luke Marion said: “It’s fantastic to introduce another brilliant, branded bus into our fleet backing another excellent local charity. We’re proud to support such an important good cause and we hope the bus will help raise awareness of its services.”

SeeSaw Director Judith Mulligan added: “We’re thrilled to have won the Brand the Bus competition. Working together to finalise our bus has been a real privilege, giving us the opportunity to involve young people in both the design and the messages portrayed. Our intention when we entered the competition was to raise awareness of SeeSaw’s services, so that any bereaved child or young person would know there is support available for them. Having the SeeSaw branded bus on Oxfordshire’s roads will bring us a step closer to this. Thank you to everyone who has made this possible.”












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