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17 Jan 2020
Stagecoach Manchester has announced Forever Manchester as its new charity partner for 2020, following an employee vote.
The announcement follows a successful two years supporting Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity, in which time the leading local bus operator raised a staggering £31,139 through various fundraising efforts from employees, including a skydive.
Stagecoach Manchester will now focus its fundraising efforts on Forever Manchester, which is a charity that supports local community-based activities across the region. The charity works with local communities to inspire and encourage projects which make neighbourhoods safer and happier places. As part of its work, the charity funds over 1,000 community projects across the city every year.
Stagecoach Manchester managing director, Elisabeth Tasker, said: “Forever Manchester is a hugely important charity for local people and does work with real meaning with communities and people that need support.
“The team will now get to work with fundraising and I know there is a big appetite to emulate some of the great fundraising activities we have done in support of RMCHC over the last two years.”
Jean Mills, head of business development at Forever Manchester, said: “Forever Manchester is delighted to be the new charity partner for Stagecoach Greater Manchester. Forever Manchester funds and supports hundreds of grassroot community projects along the routes of Stagecoach buses right across Greater Manchester, so it’s great that Stagecoach wants to give back to the local communities where its customers and staff live and work.”