Charity Drive Raises Over £20,000

Two year partnership with Stagecoach Manchester and St. Ann’s Hospice hailed a great success

Christopher Bowles (Stagecoach Manchester’s managing director), Angela Daniel (St Ann’s Day Therapy Team Leader) and Helen Anderson (St Ann’s patient)
Christopher Bowles (Stagecoach Manchester’s managing director), Angela Daniel (St Ann’s Day Therapy Team Leader) and Helen Anderson (St Ann’s patient). Photograph © 2013 Tangerine PR

Stagecoach Manchester is celebrating the end of a hugely successful charity partnership, which saw the company raise over £20,000 for St Ann’s Hospice. The company has supported the charity over the past two years, with the company’s five depots taking part in various activities to raise funds.

Originally meant to last a year, it received a fantastic response from staff and drivers, who raised money through charity bike rides, sponsored walks and runs. Other activities included regular ‘Wizard Wednesdays’, where drivers collected donations from generous passengers while in fancy dress.

Talking about the partnership, Christopher Bowles, managing director of Stagecoach Manchester, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the response from our staff and drivers, and the challenges they have undertaken in order to raise money for this worthwhile charity.

“As our partnership comes to an end we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has taken part in charity events or donated money. We wish St Ann’s all the best for the future as it continues to play a vital role in the local community.”

Stagecoach Manchester is currently looking for a new charity to support and has recently called out to the local community to nominate worthy causes. All entries are now being reviewed by the bus provider, which will begin its new charity partnership later this year.

Joel Oxberry, corporate fundraiser at St Ann’s Hospice, said: “Stagecoach Manchester has raised a fantastic amount of money for our hospices and we are grateful for the support over the past two years. All the drivers and passengers have gone above our expectations and the money has helped make a real difference to the people we care for.”

Christopher Bowles (Stagecoach Manchester’s managing director) and Angela Daniel (St Ann’s Day Therapy Team Leader)
Christopher Bowles (Stagecoach Manchester’s managing director) and Angela Daniel (St Ann’s Day Therapy Team Leader). Photograph © 2013 Tangerine PR.

S.V., 19 September 2013.

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