Scunthorpe Samaritans take lifesaving message on the road

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The bus will promote the Samaritans’ message across the county. THE SAMARITANS

A bus wrapped to carry the Samaritans’ message to people struggling to cope has taken to the roads in North Lincolnshire and beyond. The Scunthorpe Samaritans has joined forces with North Lincolnshire operator Hornsbys to help its message reach more people who could need the help of the charity’s volunteers.

It is the first time the charity has wrapped a bus as part of a campaign. The bus will travel on Hornsbys routes throughout North Lincolnshire and into South Yorkshire, and the charity hopes that by catching the eye of passengers and passers-by, it will reach more people and save more lives.

Scunthorpe Samaritans volunteer Karen Locking has been working with Hornsbys to get the bus on the road. “We are pleased to have worked with a local company on this fantastic method of getting the Samaritans’ message out to as many people in North Lincolnshire as possible,” she said. “We wouldn’t have been able to do this without the support of those who have donated and raised funds for us. After meeting the branch’s running costs, we look at how we can publicise our message locally. By putting a bus wrapped with our message on the road, people far and wide will see our message. We are grateful to Hornsbys for their support in making this possible.”

General Manager at Hornsbys Karl Robinson added: “Mental health is important to the community in North Lincolnshire, and we are happy to be involved in supporting such a worthwhile local charity.”