Oxford ‘Brand the Bus’ attracts record number of votes

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The public vote for the Oxford Bus Company’s latest ‘Brand the Bus’ competition has now closed, and the 10 good causes which secured the most public votes have been selected for the grand finale.

Some 7,165 unique online votes were cast for 23 entries made by charities and good causes for a livery to be designed to feature on a bus, almost 1,000 more votes than in the previous year. The ‘top 10’ will now go before a judging panel to select the winner.

The finalists are: Abingdon Riding for the Disabled Group, Against Breast Cancer Blue Skye Thinking, Helen & Douglas House, Maggie’s Oxford, Oxfordshire Mind, Reducing the Risk, SeeSaw, Shine Oxford and Sobell House Hospice.

Phil Southall, Oxford Bus Company Managing Director said: “Thanks to all of the charities and good causes that entered and to everyone who took the time to vote. So many inspiring good causes made submissions, and it is a timely reminder there are many excellent organisations doing much vital work in our community.

“The competition has gained in popularity attracting more public votes and we hope it has provided some positivity and a well-deserved boost during Covid-19. As ever it will be a challenge to select the overall winner from such a strong short list.”

More votes than ever before were cast for this year’s good cause. OXFORD BUS COMPANY