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Sharon: Leave the Car Star

The Think, Move, Breathe challenge allows everyone who lives, works or studies in South Lanarkshire to earn BetterPoints for walking/wheeling, cycling and using public transport. Download the app via the buttons or QR code at the bottom of the page to join in and start earning rewards today!

Sharon is a Vocational Development Keyworker, and since downloading BetterPoints, has ditched the car to travel to her job in a school via bus, and is seeing the benefits, including reduced stress and increased free time.

Here's what she said about her experience with Think, Move, Breathe:

"In my job, I work with school children who are mostly in the last 6 months of school to help them achieve a positive destination upon leaving school. I work in Lanark Grammar School and I travel there from Blantyre every day on the bus after getting rid of my car.
I first ditched the car after finding this app through my employer, South Lanarkshire Council. Getting the bus means I arrive much more relaxed as I'm not having to deal with traffic, plus it's kinder to the environment. I would highly recommend giving the bus a go if you're travelling for work as you can reduce stress levels and earn points at the same time. On top of that, I can charge my phone on the bus and I'm free to answer emails and phone calls which I couldn't do if I had to drive, this is a great help and gives me more free time.
Outside of work, I am walking more and getting fresh air which is improving my mental and physical health and feeling I have much more energy. I am slowly starting to see my points build up on the app and looking forward to using them to treat myself to something nice in a few months."

Well done to Sharon, by sharing her story she is our Think, Move, Breathe Leave the Car Star. Want to be like Sharon and hundreds of others across South Lanarkshire earning rewards for their sustainable journeys? Scan the QR code below or tap the buttons at the bottom of the page:

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Mobile phone with betterpoints app.