One punch campaign has a new set of wheels
THE Whitsunday Bald Eagles' new alcohol awareness campaign has gained mobility, with Whitsunday Transit now coming aboard.
By the end of this week, all 42 buses in the local company's fleet will be decked out with campaign posters and signage encouraging people to think before they drink.
Whitsunday Transit owner Darren Crossley said he thought this was a fantastic initiative and one the company was proud to support.
"There's so many passengers on and off our buses every day that I think it will give the public an opportunity to actually soak the message up while they're on our vehicles," he said.
Bald Eagles president Jack Lumby said this was the next stop of the campaign designed to make people more aware of their drinking habits and behaviours and thereby prevent incidences such as one punch attacks.
"We're still doing promotions in the pubs and clubs but there's been a call to extend the awareness so working with the great people from Whitsunday Transit, we've been able to move this onto public transport," he said.
The signs, bearing slogans such as "it's cool to have a cold one mate, just be cool about it", will be visible on bus entrance-ways and throughout the vehicles in prominent places.
Shirts, singlets and other promotional gear will also be available in the next couple of weeks from the Bald Eagles club.
For more information or to join the campaign, contact Jack Lumby on 0417 628 939.