Funds to be raised from calendar sale in aid local children’s hospital
Brave bus staff at Stagecoach in Sheffield are baring all in a charity calendar. 21 drivers – 19 men and two women – from Holbrook depot are shedding their inhibitions, and their uniforms, for the Children’s Hospital Charity.
Driver Chris Brownhill came up with the idea after losing a granddaughter to cancer. He said: “The Children’s Hospital is very close to my heart which is why I wanted to come up with a concept that would attract lots of interest and raise a really big total for the charity.
“It is fantastic that the whole depot and company is behind the idea. We have a great team spirit at Stagecoach and I’m so grateful to all the volunteers who took part.” Stagecoach Yorkshire managing director Paul Lynch said: “The photographs for the calendar, some individual, some group shots, are tasteful but entertaining and we are hoping customers will be able to recognise the drivers without their clothes on!
“It’s all good fun for a very worthy cause and we are very proud of all the drivers for daring to bare all for the sake of charity to highlight the new environmentally friendly Hybrid buses which will be used in South Yorkshire for the first time.”
Stagecoach have meanwhile taken the opportunity to promote Stagecoach’s new fleet new BAE Systems-powered ADL E400 Hybrids. The buses represent a £6m investment, assisted by a £1.9m grant from the government’s Green Bus Fund.
The £6 calendars will be on sale available from Friday, September 23 from East Midlands Trains at Sheffield and Chesterfield train station ticket offices, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive information centres across the region, Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield City Hall and Sheffield’s two university freshers’ fayres.
The calendars can also be purchased by sending a postal order for £7.50, which includes postage made payable to Stagecoach Yorkshire to Stagecoach Yorkshire, Unit 4, Eldon Arcade, Barnsley, S70 2JP