Festive film magic lit up Stagecoach Manchester’s Hazel Grove Park & Ride last weekend, as the leading local bus operator raised more than £2,300 for Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention with a festive themed drive-in movie event.
More than 450 movie-obsessed motorists pulled up to the Hazel Grove Park & Ride facility to watch three festive classics: Frozen, Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Elf.
All proceeds from the £5 entry fee were donated to Manchester-based charity, Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention, which is Stagecoach Manchester’s newly announced charity partner.
Stagecoach Manchester managing director, Christopher Bowles, said: “It really felt like Christmas came early for the people of Stockport, as we all enjoyed some festive film classics while raising money for such a worthy cause.
“There were people of all ages at our Park & Ride facility and everyone got right into the festive spirit. Many families chose to travel into Manchester city centre on our frequent 192 service, enjoyed a day of Christmas shopping then rounded it off with a film.
“We are proud to support Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention and we hope the money raised will help towards the charity’s fight against breast cancer.”
Nikki Barraclough, executive director at Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention, said: “We are really happy to have Stagecoach Manchester as one of our major supporters, and this drive-in movie event was such a fun way to raise money and awareness.
“We are the only UK charity entirely dedicated to the prediction and prevention of breast cancer and we rely solely on donations to keep up our work. Events like this are the perfect way to raise funds for our four pillars of research, which are: gene research, early detection and screening, preventative drugs and diet and lifestyle.”