The Big Lemon’s passengers had a chance to chance to ride the bus for free yesterday as part of the company’s innovative and unique community support scheme Give Something Back.
The scheme allows passengers to ride the bus for free one day a month, but rather than pay for a fare passengers are encouraged to dig deep to help support a local charity or community organisation, chosen by passengers via an online poll.
This month passengers have voted for Grassroots Training, an organisation which works to prevent suicides and as a result, the organisation will benefit from £67.09 of donations from passengers.
Grassroots Training support communities to prevent suicide and promote mental wellbeing. With Brighton & Hove having the second highest suicide rate in England, Grassroots Training are working hard to reduce the figures and they aim to ensure that no one ever contemplates suicide alone.
Money raised through Give Something Back will be used to fund training positions for ‘Community Caregivers’.
Tim Warin, Community Liason Officer at The Big Lemon said:
“It’s great to kick off this round of Give Something Back which such a worthwhile group”. Runners up this month were Nature Though Nurture.