Diamond Sponsorship


As Lenzie Community Council embark on a journey to deliver the biggest and best Gala to celebrate our 40th anniversary we are delighted to announce that First Glasgow are on board this year to support this fun filled, family day out as a Diamond Sponsor. 

This support from First will allow us to bring our newest entertainment act for children which is yet to be announced.  First Glasgow and its predecessors have been supporting the community of Lenzie since the 1930s. The X85/87 services provides a fast, frequent service and these popular services connect the local community with the city centre. 

The support of First Glasgow will not only take shape in the form of securing an exciting new act for families but they will also provide a bus from their exciting new fleet of low emission vehicles to transport our new act behind the Gala Queen, Champion and attendant’s classic cars in the procession making it a party not to be missed.

Lynne Jhangeer, Sponsorship Team Leader, had this to say:

‘The GalaFest team are delighted to welcome First Glasgow as a Friend of Lenzie GalaFest this year for our big 40th anniversary celebrations. The team at First have been enthusiastically supportive of what we are trying to achieve by contributing to ensure we can secure a brilliant, exciting new act for the children and families as well as complementing our procession with the addition of a bus. It’s great that businesses like First really want to show the community how much they appreciate the support throughout the year and I think it’s going to be a great day from start to finish.”

First Glasgow are the largest bus operator in Scotland running services on more than 80 different routes with more than 950 buses operating and around 2,400 employees. Last year First Glasgow carried over 95 million passengers in and around the city. 

The relative size and location of Glasgow, a city of around 600,000, means it has the attractive combination of being a large cosmopolitan and cultural centre, boasting some of the best shopping and nightlife in the UK, coupled with the fact that some of the nation’s most beautiful and scenic countryside can be literally reached in a short bus journey. 

For example, our service 1 can take you from the bustling City Centre to the tranquil surroundings of Loch Lomond in a single journey – highlighting the extensive range of network in the Greater Glasgow area and the wide variety of destinations within reach of the city. 

John Gorman, Head of Operations at First Glasgow said: “First Glasgow are proud to support this historic event for Lenzie. We are proud to serve the local community with two fast and frequent services connecting Lenzie with the city centre and we hope that more people in the local area will give bus a chance in the future. I hope everyone has a great day at Galafest and we look forward to attending on the day.”Lenzie GalaFest will be held at Lenzie Rugby Club on 24th August 2019.  The procession will leave from Lenzie train station at 12pm and the event will run until 4pm. Lenzie GalaFest is a local event brought to you by Lenzie Community Council, a small team of dedicated volunteers and our wonderful sponsors, which is designed to bring together and celebrate the community of Lenzie. We are inviting all members of the community to secure a sponsorship package – find out more by contacting lenziegala@gmail.com