First Solent and Stagecoach South bus drivers unite for bowel cancer fundraiser
Staff from First Solent and Stagecoach Portsmouth decided to take part in a nationwide fundraiser in the fight to tackle bowel cancer.
The drivers and depot-based colleagues based at First Solent’s Hilsea depot and Stagecoach South’s Portsmouth Depot decided to swap their uniform for their favourite’s football team’s shirt as part of Cancer Research UK’s Football Shirt Friday for the Bobby Moore fund, which raises money for pioneering bowel cancer research.
The request to participate in Football Shirt Friday, now in its eighth year, was raised by Mark Vaughan who is also a keen Westham supporter. After First’s depot management approved the request, word reached Stagecoach South, whose drivers were planning the same. The two bus operators organised a friendly get-together for some photos under the heading ‘different teams, same goal’.
Glenn Jones, Staff Manager at First Solent said:
The day was great and events like these help bring staff at the depot closer together. It also puts a smile on drivers’ faces and customers also enjoy it. Along with this it also helped us raise some money for a very worthy charity which is the icing on the cake.