bluestar working with the community

As a company Bluestar prides itself on the relationships we have built with local authorities, community groups, charities, schools and univeristies. 

Our services provide vital connections for our customers in their local communities, so it is essential that we have a positive presence within our local area.

If you would like to find out more on how Bluestar and our parent company Go South Coast help local communities, customers and colleagues alike you can read our sustainability report.

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charity of the Year


Southampton Hospital Charity

bluestar's charity of the year is the Southampton Children's Hospital Charity. We'll be raising funds to help develop the childrens emergency and trauma unit. The new facility will offer space for assesment and treatment including a dedicated reception, triage and waiting room, children's emergency x-ray, short stay unit and more. So look out for our fundraising initatives throughout 2018!

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supporting RNIB in 2016

sponsoring talking books

In 2016 our charity of the year was the RNIB. Through various fundraising events we managed to rasie a grand total of £3,497.50 for the charity. This was put towards recording two childrens talking books. 

We launched the books 'Firespell' by Laura Amy Schiltz and 'The Blue Djinn of Babylon' by Philip Kerr at Foundry Lane Primary School on Reading Week in Febraury 2017.

investment in new buses


December 2016 saw the arrival of 10 brand new double deck buses for the Bluestar 1 route. These new vehicles have the latest oboard technology as well as enviro 6 low emission engines.

“Bus travel in Hampshire is popular - and I’m delighted that we’ve been able to invest almost £7 million in our fleet here during the past year,” said Andrew Wickham. 
“We would not have been able to embark on this commercial venture if it weren’t for the high demand we’ve been experiencing here - so its a tremendous sign that people in the region value our services. 



bluestar in full bloom

bluestar supports the poppy appeal

fundraising for the poppy appeal

Bluestar buses will be blooming with poppies this November in support of the Royal British Legion poppy appeal. Giant poppies will take pride of place on the front of our buses. We have also designed a special poppy liveried bus to bring further awareness to the cause. As part of Go South Coast we have made a charitable donation of £1500 to the poppy appeal too. 

Clare Peppiatt, community fundraiser at the Royal British Legion, said: “We are delighted that such a well-known local firm is supporting our appeal and has donated to our cause, I feel sure this will help to raise our profile still further."

zaney zebra 

Marwell wildlife zany zebra trail

This year we are sponsoring the Marwell Wildlife Zany Zebra trail! The project raises money for the endangered Grevvy's zebra and other wildlife.

They'll even be a dedicated bluestar zebra - try and spot him & the rest of the herd throughout Southampton when you're on the trail.

You cannow see Zoostar on display at our Bluetsar travel shop in Southampton city centre.

new bluestar 18 buses 

bluestar presents

Christmas 2015 saw the launch of 18 brand new bluestar 18 buses.

The launch day was a fun filled day for bluestar & the local community, with one of the new buses decked out as a Santa's grotto - Santa was on board with his elf friends too.

A local primary school was invited out for the day and we provided them with a tour of the new buses, lessons on how to catch the bus safely and they were all given gifts from Santa.