Go-Ahead Group owned Morebus is lending its support to Bournemouth’s Town Pastors – an important local service aimed at helping those who find themselves in need of emotional or practical support whilst on weekend nights out.
The operator provides 24-hour bus services across its M1 and M2 routes, and is keen to highlight the work that the Pastors carry out to help keep late night revellers safe and sound.
“Bournemouth is a popular destination among visitors and local people – not only during the daytime hours but also in the evenings, especially at weekends,” said Adam Keen, Morebus area manager.
“We provide around-the-clock bus services in the town centre, allowing residents to leave their cars at home, and make their way into Bournemouth for evenings out.
“There is a great atmosphere here, providing nights to remember for many. But there are times when people need the kind of support offered by Town Pastors – and they do a superb job here.”
The Pastors are Christian volunteers who go out onto the streets, listening, talking and providing practical support to those in need.
“Sometimes people just need someone to talk to – and others require extra assistance and advice,” added Adam. “The volunteers cover large distances over the course of the weekend, so we’re delighted to be helping them in their endeavours by allowing their team to travel across our network free-of-charge.”
Garry McDermott, from Bournemouth Town Pastors, said: “This is a wonderful gesture from Morebus, and will allow us to freely move around the town to help as many people as possible here. Although we are a group made up of local Christians, this isn’t about religion – it’s about providing support to anyone who needs it, regardless of faith.
“Thanks to Morebus, we’ll be able to cover greater distances and hopefully provide more comprehensive support here in Bournemouth.”