First South Yorkshire 'open day' gives major boost to hospice
First South Yorkshire has raised more than £3,000 for St Luke’s Hospice, following a special open day for transport enthusiasts.
The event at the Olive Grove Bus Depot in Sheffield saw more than a thousand keen transport fans attend, raising an initial total of over £1900. Since then, this total has been match funded by the business, which has brought the total to over £3800.
The open day included many attractions, such as; a selection of modern & heritage vehicles, a chance to experience a bus wash ride, a bus pull by a local strong man, a chance to look around the depot and exciting food and drink stalls.
“First South Yorkshire is a long-time friend and supporter of St Luke’s, who always provide the park and ride services for events like our Festival of Light,” said St Luke’s Senior Corporate Fundraising Manager Joasia Lesniak.
“The fantastic amount they raised at their Olive Grove Open Day really will make a massive difference to the lives of our patients and their families.”
Andy Metcalfe, Performance Manager at First South Yorkshire, adds: “As a major employer in the region, we are committed to supporting the local communities and we’re proud to have supported St Luke’s for the past 20 years – and hopefully many more to come.”