Stagecoach in South Wales has thanked its customers for helping to raise more than £40,000 for the NHS Charities Together Covid-19 Appeal. The operator introduced a temporary exact fare policy on its services in May 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and advised customers that any excess payment received as a result of not giving change would be donated to the NHS Charities Together Appeal.
The donation has been split between the Welsh partners of the Covid-19 appeal: Cardiff & Vale Health Charity; Aneurin Bevan University Health Board; and the Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board, which help support the NHS staff, volunteers and patients in their hospitals in ways above and beyond what NHS funding can ordinarily provide.
Jamie Miles, Stagecoach Acting Operations Manager for Cwmbran met with Kathryn Thomas, Project Manager for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board at the new Grange Hospital in Cwmbran to present the latest donation.
Steve Webster, Director of Finance for Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board said: “Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board would like to thank staff from Stagecoach South Wales and the community for the very kind donation made to the health board during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our staff have worked extremely hard over the last year and they continue to do so, some in areas not familiar to them to ensure we provide the best possible care for our patients.
“The donations received went into a staff Covid-19 fund. This fund is being used to provide facilities or items that will benefit and help the well-being of our staff. We are currently talking to staff on what they would like to use the funds for that will help their health and well-being at work. We thank you for your ongoing support.”
Nigel Winter, Managing Director of Stagecoach in South Wales, said: “We would like to thank our customers for their help in raising such a fantastic amount for this worthy charity. We’re very proud of the incredible job that all key workers, including our own employees, are continuing to do and are pleased that this money will be going to support those who have supported many others during these difficult times.”