GIRL guides have won a competition to brand an Oxford Bus Company bus with their own design.

Girlguiding Oxfordshire has been invited to work with the company to design a bus wrap featuring the brand colours, logo and messages of the organisation.

It was selected by a judging panel from a top 10 group of good causes which had earned the most public votes from 37 original entries.

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Helen & Douglas House, Sobell House hospice, Chron’s and Colitis UK and Blue Skye Thinking were highly commended by the Brand the Bus judging panel.

Almost 6,000 members of the public voted for the good causes that entered and Oxford Bus Company announced it will run the competition annually.

Oxford Bus Company managing director Phil Southall said: “Congratulations to Girlguiding Oxfordshire and to everyone who entered.

“It was a challenging task selecting the overall winner from so many worthy good causes and well-considered submissions.

“Girlguiding Oxfordshire won the panel’s vote as they produced a superb video and demonstrated how they share similar values to Oxford Bus Company.

“We’re looking forward to working with them on their design for a bus.

“The response to the competition has been overwhelming with so many entries and votes that we have decided to make it an annual contest to give more good causes the opportunity to raise their profile.

“One of our core values is being socially responsible.”

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Ros Letellier, who submitted the entry for Girlguiding Oxfordshire, said: “We’re so excited to have this amazing opportunity to promote Girlguiding in Oxfordshire and are enormously grateful to the Oxford Bus Company as well as all those who voted for us in the competition. There were many really worthy entries, so it’s an honour to have won.”

County Commissioner Angela Peel added: “Girlguiding as a youth organisation provides girls and young women with the opportunity to learn, discover, and grow, make lifelong friends and have a lot of fun.”

The good causes that were voted into the top 10 were Helen & Douglas House, Chron’s and Colitis UK, Blue Skye Thinking, SeeSaw, Girlguiding Oxfordshire, Maggie’s Oxford, Shine Cancer Support, Sobell House, OASIS and Cyclox.