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Grimsby staff rewarded for fundraising efforts at annual awards

28 Feb 2020

Grimsby Charity Team

Stagecoach East Midlands staff in Grimsby have been recognised for their brilliant fundraising efforts at the national ‘Stagecoach Stars’ awards.

The annual ceremony, which is in its 11th year, recognises shining stars amongst the 24,000 Stagecoach employees across the country. The initiative celebrates individuals and teams who have delivered above and beyond in key areas including service to customers, safety, health and wellbeing, environment, community and innovation.

Nominated by staff and customers, the Grimsby Charity Team were among the six teams shortlisted in the awards. They were named as the recipients of the Top Team Award sponsored by Scania at the celebratory event which took place on Thursday 20 February at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

Following the sad loss of their colleague Andy Taylor who died from a heart attack in 2016, the Grimsby team have raised nearly £15,000 for the special baby care unit at Grimsby Hospital and the British Heart Foundation.

Affectionately known as the ‘Stagecoach Strollers’, the team have organised many successful fundraising events including a charity cricket match, 24-hour dart-o-thon and the Thames Path 100K walk.

Matt Cranwell, Managing Director of Stagecoach East Midlands, said: “We are so proud of the Charity team in Grimsby for their incredible dedication and enthusiasm to raise vital funds for the British Heart Foundation and the special baby care unit in Grimsby. They are absolutely deserving of this special commendation and we wish them all the best in their future fundraising endeavours.”

To reward their efforts, the team were commended on the night and presented with a trophy, cash prize and an overnight stay in Edinburgh with their guests.

You can support the staff in Grimsby in fundraising for the British Heart Foundation by donating directly to their JustGiving page