First Glasgow celebrate National Hug A Bear Day in aid of Action For Children
Local bus operator First Glasgow are urging the public to hug a bear and help make a difference to young people’s lives across the UK on National Hug a Bear Day (Nov 7th).
The city’s largest bus operator, are giving the public the chance to meet and hug their loveable Barnaby Bear in Glasgow city centre on Wednesday, November 7th.
One lucky member of the public will have the chance to win Barnaby as well as a monthly bus pass for the best picture taken hugging Barnaby and shared on social media using the hashtag #IHuggedBarnaby.
The First Glasgow street teams will accompany Barnaby to collect donations in exchange for a hug as they look to raise vital funds for their national charity partner, Action for Children.
For every penny raised on the day, FirstGroup is pledging to match it in the hope of raising much needed funds for such a worthy cause. FirstGroup plc employees chose Action for Children as their Charity of Choice for the next three years with the aim of both raising funds and awareness to help young people facing mental health difficulties get the support they need.
Mary O'Hagan, Head of Corporate Engagement at Action for Children, said: “We are incredibly proud to be working with FirstGroup until 2021. Their employees are fundraising across the UK so we can achieve our aim of supporting young people on their journey to better mental health. A huge thank you to all First Glasgow colleagues who are taking part in this fantastic ‘Hug a Bear’ fundraising activity to celebrate National Hug a Bear Day.”