Stagecoach Manchester and Prevent Breast Cancer celebrate two years of fundraising efforts

Was it really been two years ago since Frozen and Elf was shown in Hazel Grove’s new fangled park and ride facility? Where did the time go? This week, Stagecoach Manchester has announced it has generated over £21,900 for its chosen charity, Prevent Breast Cancer.

Greater Manchester’s part of Stagecoach Group’s bus operations have drawn on several creative methods to reach the amount. Most memorably this has included achieving a Guinness World Record for dressing a double decker in a 26-metre tutu.

Furthermore, Stagecoach Manchester staff have held a number of spectacular fancy dress fundraisers. They have taken part in sporting challenges. In 2015 Stagecoach also held a drive in cinema at its Hazel Grove Park and Ride, which attracted over 1,000 people and raised over £2,400 from that event alone.

Prevent Breast Cancer and Stagecoach Manchester presented the money raised in the charity’s ubiquitous pink colours to celebrate reaching the grand total. The money will go towards funding the charity’s vital research across four key areas: gene research, early detection and screening, preventative drugs and diet and lifestyle.

Nikki Barraclough, executive director at Prevent Breast Cancer, said: “We are really happy to have Stagecoach Manchester as one of our major supporters – we are the only UK charity entirely dedicated to the prediction and prevention of breast cancer and we rely solely on donations to keep up our work.

“We’re hugely grateful to Stagecoach Manchester for its support.”

Elisabeth Tasker, Stagecoach Manchester’s Managing Director said: “Partnering with Prevent Breast Cancer was a decision made by our staff, many of them whom the charity is very close to and I’m thankful both them and to all of our generous customers who have donated over the last two years.

“Reaching the total of over £21,900 is an accolade to the wonderfully creative fundraising that Stagecoach staff have thrown themselves into. It’s been a personal highlight to watch our staff get involved in fundraising at each and any occasion during the two years.”

If you made the short drive to Hazel Grove for the showing of Frozen, Elf, and How The Grinch Stole Christmas in 2015, give yourself a pat on the back. We think another event like this would be great. Whoever you are, wherever you are, make that possible.

An EM60 Presentation, 08 November 2017.

Image courtesy of Tangerine PR Ltd, 2017.

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