A 'Thank you' received from Registered Charity Missing People

today 20 January 2017 News

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Go-Ahead London partnered with the charity Missing People in May 2016 to help find vulnerable missing children and adults who may be travelling on our routes, and bring them home safely.

Missing People is a nationwide charity that offers a lifeline to the 250,000 people who run away and go missing each year in the UK. The charity provides a free, 24-hour helpline for anyone affected by someone who is missing. They listen in confidence, and support missing people and their families to explore their options and, where possible, to reconnect. For the families left behind, they provide specialised services - such as counselling and online guidance, to ease the heartache and confusion, and help with the search for their missing loved ones.

Missing appeals are generated by the charity when families and the Police ask for their help to find a missing loved one. Appeals are displayed on our digital signage screens at garages so bus drivers can join the search for people who are missing. We also re-tweet missing appeals issued by the charity on our Twitter account, enabling customers to join the search too.

In support of Missing People, our last Open Day held at Stockwell bus garage raised a fantastic £4,000. The day was an enormous success and we would like to thank everyone who attended and donated for their time and generosity.

Byrony Long, Missing People’s Community & Events Manager said: “£4,000 makes an enormous difference to us as it could provide emotional support for four families missing a loved one for a whole year.  Your generous support is vital in helping us to continue to be a lifeline to those missing and their families left behind.”

We were also provided with a thank you certificate which was greatly appreciated.

Thank you all for your continued efforts in helping us to find Missing People. If you have any information, please call the Missing People free helpline on 116 000 or email: 116000@missingpeople.org.uk