Three Peaks for a Grand: Cheshire Climb Creates Windfall for Francis House

Stagecoach Manchester employees scale new heights in Macclesfield beauty spot

Rather you than me, and I can speak from experience having done Tegg's Nose in (seemingly always) inclement weather.
Rather you than me; I can speak from experience having done Tegg’s Nose in (seemingly always) inclement weather, at the age of eight. Seen here is the Stagecoach Manchester team who have scaled the three Cheshire peaks. Including Tegg’s Nose of course, which I have been to a few times with the Ewing School. (Photograph © 2015 Tangerine PR Ltd)

Francis House Children’s Hospice, has seen sponsorship climb thanks to a Cheshire Three Peaks walk, completed by staff and drivers from Stagecoach Manchester. Two teams raised over £1,000 for the leading local bus company’s charity of the year, from across Stagecoach Manchester’s five depots.  Continue reading “Three Peaks for a Grand: Cheshire Climb Creates Windfall for Francis House”

Liverpool and Manchester Bus Drivers Cycle Their Way for Charity

Stagecoach Manchester and Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire drivers race for charity

Cycling Francis House
All Power to the Pedal: Stagecoach drivers riding their way for a good cause. (Photograph © 2015 Tangerine PR Ltd)

 

For most Mancunians or Liverpudlians, the rivalry between the two cities remain intense as ever. Most notably with the spherical game. Recently, bus drivers from both cities (almost) put aside these differences to raise money for their respective charities. Continue reading “Liverpool and Manchester Bus Drivers Cycle Their Way for Charity”

Stagecoach Santas’ Sleigh-Loads for Charity

Festive cheer for Francis House

Festive Spirit: Stagecoach Manchester staff John Cailey, Junior Grant and Sheila Chaisty get festive for Francis House. (Image © 2014 Tangerine PR Ltd)
Festive Spirit in Bucket Loads: Stagecoach Manchester staff John Cailey, Junior Grant and Sheila Chaisty get festive for Francis House. (Image © 2014 Tangerine PR Ltd)

Local bus driver, Junior Grant, from Stagecoach Manchester’s Sharston Depot, has helped spread festive cheer this week. By dressing up as Santa Claus, and raising £500 for Didsbury based children’s hospice, Francis House. Continue reading “Stagecoach Santas’ Sleigh-Loads for Charity”

A Stagecoach Story Time for Francis House

The adventures of Bobby Bus, Stanley Supertram and Molly Megabus

Left to Right: Francis Mouse (Francis House's mascot), Sandeep and Stagecoach Manchester M.D. Christopher Bowles. (Photograph © 2014 Tangerine P.R. Ltd).
Left to Right: Francis Mouse (Francis House’s mascot), Sandeep and Stagecoach Manchester M.D. Christopher Bowles. (Photograph © 2014 Tangerine P.R. Ltd).

Children at Francis House can now enjoy the tales of Bobby Bus, Stanley Supertram and Molly Megabus after Stagecoach Manchester donated thirty copies of the specially commissioned book – ‘A Very Special Family Party’ to the children’s hospice.

The book was created to celebrate co-founder and chairman, Brian Souter’s 60th birthday and tells the story of his birthday party, with the different methods of transport provided by Stagecoach.

Stagecoach Manchester’s managing director, Christopher Bowles, visited the children’s hospice to donate the books to mascot, Francis Mouse, and Sandeep, who uses Francis House with his family for short breaks of respite care.

The books have been donated as part of the leading local bus company’s continued support for the local hospice, after it was chosen as its charity of the year.

Talking about the donation, Christopher Bowles, said: “We are always looking for ways to support Francis House, so when we heard about the creation of this children’s book we were keen to donate some to the children at the hospice.

“Our drivers and staff are taking part in numerous fundraising activities throughout the year, but this book gave us the opportunity to give something directly to the children of Francis House. We hope they enjoy reading about the adventures of the different methods of transport.”

Emma Siddle, fundraising officer at Francis House, said: “Reading books is a great way of giving one-to-one attention to the children, plus it gives siblings and family members valuable time together. The children will no doubt enjoy the book.

“We were delighted to welcome Christopher to the hospice to receive the book donation and hear of Stagecoach’s future fundraising activities.”

The Stagecoach children’s book is available online at http://www.amazon.co.uk priced £4.00 (paperback, excluding postage and packaging). At least £1.50 from each book will be donated to the National Literacy Trust which works to improve the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the UK’s most disadvantaged communities, where up to 40 per cent of people have literacy problems.

Left to Right: Francis Mouse (Francis House's mascot), Sandeep and Stagecoach Manchester M.D. Christopher Bowles. (Photograph © 2014 Tangerine P.R. Ltd).
Francis Mouse, Sandeep and Christopher Bowles seen holding their copies of ‘A Very Special Family Party’. (Photograph © 2014 Tangerine P.R. Ltd).

S.V., 22 August 2014.

New Charity Partnership for Stagecoach Manchester

Didsbury hospice Francis House chosen after staff vote and public nominations

A New Partnership: Emma Siddle and mascot, from Francis House seen with Christopher Bowles, Stagecoach Manchester MD
A New Partnership: Emma Siddle and Francis Mouse, from Francis House seen with Christopher Bowles, Stagecoach Manchester Managing Director. (Photograph © 2013 Tangerine PR Ltd).

Stagecoach Manchester and Francis House are celebrating the launch of a new fundraising collaboration. Following an internal staff vote and a public appeal, Stagecoach Manchester has officially announced Francis House as its chosen charity. Continue reading “New Charity Partnership for Stagecoach Manchester”