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All aboard Lothian Buses to the Mad Hatter’s Midnight Tea Party!

The MoonWalk Scotland’s amazing Pink Bus is back… and thanks to Lothian Buses, it’s en-route to the Mad Hatter’s Midnight Tea Party, where we are celebrating 10 years of MoonWalking!

The MoonWalk Scotland’s amazing Pink Bus is back… and thanks to Lothian Buses, it’s en-route to the Mad Hatter’s Midnight Tea Party, where we are celebrating 10 years of MoonWalking

 Lothian Buses are once again our Official Transport for The MoonWalk Scotland 2015. For the third year running they will help transport our amazing Walkers and Volunteers around Edinburgh on the night of the event!

Between now and June, Lothian Buses’ specially branded bright Pink Bus will become a familiar sight on bus routes all over Edinburgh and the Lothians, and will be the centre piece of several special roadshows in the build up to the event.

On the night itself, Lothian Buses will provide a special service from Edinburgh City Centre to Inverleith Park and will also transport hundreds of fantastic Volunteers to and from their positions on The MoonWalk route. Participants in the New Moon challenge (6.55 miles) will also be chauffeured by Lothian Buses back from their Finish Line to MoonWalk City.

Lothian Buses are not only providing the wheels to and from The MoonWalk City, but some of the company’s staff are also ditching their regular uniforms for Alice in Wonderland inspired costumes, as they take part in The MoonWalk themselves.

The MoonWalk Scotland has raised almost £18 million over the last ten years, with most of the money staying in Scotland, to help improve the lives of people with cancer. Walk the Walk makes a huge difference across the country, granting large amounts to projects and charities who would otherwise take many years to raise the money on their own.

There is a walking distance for every age and ability, from the 6.55 miles New Moon challenge, now in its third year, to the Half Moon (13.1 miles), Full Moon (26.2 miles) and for those wanting a thrilling new goal, the double marathon Over The Moon (52.4 miles).

Nina Barough CBE, Founder and Chief Executive of Walk the Walk said:  
“I am absolutely delighted that Lothian Buses are once again uniting with Walk the Walk as our Official Transport Partner for 2015, and especially as this year will be a big year, as we celebrate our ten years of MoonWalking in Scotland.  Lothian Buses will have a busy night ahead of them, transporting our Walkers from the centre of Edinburgh to the best party in town at Inverleith, helping to deploy our Volunteers and Marshalls around the course, and collecting all our New Mooners from their Finish Line and delivering them back to MoonWalk City.  And as for the incredible pink MoonWalk Scotland bus,  it will be out on the streets  of Edinburgh and the Lothians,  always spreading the word –  it’s a daily reminder to encourage people to sign up for The MoonWalk and help to really make a huge difference to people with breast cancer across Scotland.”

Tina McMurray, a Lothian Buses driver who is leading the company’s MoonWalkers on 13th June  said:
“We are delighted that once again thanks to the support of our employers, Lothian Buses, staff can get involved with The MoonWalk for the third year running. We are all really excited for the night itself and helping this great cause.”

Entries are now open for The MooonWalk Scotland 2015… sign up today as a Walker or Volunteer and get ready for the best party of the year!

We love the big Pink Bus… What a fantastic way to encourage people to get fit and healthy and to help make a difference to the lives of people with breast cancer in Scotland! Have you spotted it yet?… Keep your eyes peeled and let us know when you do!

 

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