Scary bus drivers get in the spirit of Halloween for Dementia UK
On the lead up to Halloween this coming weekend, First South Yorkshire bus drivers are getting into the ‘spirit’ and donning their ‘scary outfits’ all for a good cause in raising awareness and funds for Dementia UK.
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week, customers could be in for a scary surprise when they board the bus, as drivers aim to generate a little fun by dressing up in Halloween attire. It is a difficult time for everyone presently as we all work through the measures introduced to keep everyone safe from Covid, but for those that need to make essential journeys by bus, First drivers wanted to bring a little ‘scary laughter and cheer’ to people’s journey. In support of Demetria UK and the actions displayed by First South Yorkshire bus drivers, the business is asking its customers to consider making a donation at www.firstgroup.com/scarydrivers in support of the charity.
Rob Hughes, Operations Director at First South Yorkshire said:” It is a difficult time for us all presently, especially with the recent news that South Yorkshire has moved into tier 3, but when some of our drivers approached me with the idea of dressing up in Halloween attire to raise awareness and funds for Dementia UK, I thought, what a great idea! We could all do with a giggle and equally it is being done for a very good cause”.
Dr. Hilda Hayo, CEO of Dementia UK and Chief Admiral Nurse, said: “We know that living with dementia can be a difficult and lonely experience. The support of an Admiral Nurse is a lifeline for families affected by dementia and the invaluable support of the local First Bus Drivers will mean we can provide this vital, life-changing support to even more families who need it.”