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CharityEpic challenge to pull a Bee Network bus returns to tackle homelessness

Epic challenge to pull a Bee Network bus returns to tackle homelessness

People are being encouraged to step up and pull one of Manchester’s Bee Network buses as an epic charity challenge returns to the city.

The Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity is throwing its second Bus Pull event where teams are being tasked to raise money to tackle homelessness across the city region.

Aiming to be bigger and better than the inaugural event last year, teams of five will be taking on the mega feat of pulling the equivalent of two elephants along a gruelling 30 meter course in the hope of raising vital funds for the charity.

With the showdown taking place at Manchester Central on August 22, participants will be eyeing to smash the record time of 1 minute, 12 seconds set by Resource Solutions and the £18,000 that was raised by the 26 competing teams.

This year hopes to bring a party atmosphere to the event, with eats and beats for everyone involved, with spectators encouraged to come down and cheer people on.

The charity, having supported numerous schemes such as its flagship A Bed Every Night, has made considerable inroads to tackling homelessness across GM since 2019 and is looking to build on the success of last year’s event to raise vital funds for the cause.

Fran Darlington-Pollock, CEO of the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity, said: “We’ve seen record levels of people in temporary accommodation, and we have over 78,000 households facing homelessness in the country. We really need your support to help move the dial on this issue, and this event is a great way to do that.”

We Are Footprint, a current ambassador for the charity, is the lead sponsor for this year’s event and will be eyeing up Resource Solutions’ record time.

The event is supported by the Transport for Greater Manchester as well as First and Stagecoach who will be supplying the buses on the day.

With various sponsorship opportunities still up for grabs, businesses are being encouraged to get in touch with the team directly at [email protected].

To sign your team up, visit: https://tinyurl.com/buspull2024.


Helen Greaney
Helen Greaney
I'm a journalist with more than 18 years' experience on local, regional and national newspapers, as well as PR and digital marketing. Crime and the courts is my specialist area but I'm also keen to hear your stories concerning Manchester and the greater North West region.
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