Stagecoach Manchester Staff Take To Streets For A Good Cause
Fourteen Stagecoach Manchester employees swapped their driving shoes for trainers to take part in the Midnight Walk last Friday, to raise money for St Ann’s Hospice.
Drivers and head office staff, joined forces for the sponsored 10k walk and successfully managed to raise over £3,000 for St Ann’s Hospice, the company’s charity of the year.
Talking about the fundraising efforts, Christopher Bowles, managing director of Stagecoach Manchester, said: “It was great to see so many of our staff teaming up to raise money for this worthwhile cause. Despite the wind and rain they managed to keep their spirits up to complete the walk, knowing they were helping a worthwhile cause.
“St Ann’s is a vital charity for the region and one that has a close connection to many of our staff and drivers, so even if they weren’t able to take part in the walk, they dug deep to sponsor their colleagues who did.”
Joel Oxberry, corporate fundraiser at St Ann’s Hospice, said: “Stagecoach Manchester’s continuous fundraising efforts have helped make a real difference to the hospice and the people who stay here. We are hugely grateful for all of the donations and for walkers who gave up their Friday night to take part.
“Like so many organisations, St Ann’s is feeling the impact of these challenging economic times, so the support and generosity of local businesses and communities is more important to us than ever.”
The hospice’s three sites care for patients with cancer and non-cancer life limiting illnesses. Around 400 members of staff are supported by over 800 volunteers caring for patients at the three centres and within people’s homes. Stagecoach Manchester also paid the entry fee for all of staff members participating in the Midnight Walk 2013.
S.V., 28 June 2013.