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06 Oct 2021

Nine employees of bus operator, Stagecoach Manchester, including Managing Director Lee Wasnidge, have raised over £3,300 for Forever Manchester by taking part in the 10km Great Manchester Run.

Forever Manchester is the official charitable partner of Stagecoach Manchester, with the bus firm raising over £14,000 for the community charity since the start of the partnership in November of 2019.

David Hunt, a driver from Wigan who works at the Sharston depot encouraged his colleagues to sign up to the run and has been very involved in promoting health and fitness at work, recently winning Star of the Month in recognition for his efforts. David personally raised over £1,300 by taking part in the run. He said: “I've taken part in various fundraising activities with Stagecoach which have all been hugely successful and the Great Manchester Run is no different. It felt really great to be out there running with the team.

“Collectively as a team, we managed to raise over £3,300 which is just amazing. I try my best to keep everyone at work motivated, as I think it’s really important for people to stay as active as possible when working jobs which require a lot of sitting down and I’m proud to have been able to combine this with fundraising that benefits the local communities we serve.”

Lee Wasnidge, Managing Director of Stagecoach Manchester also took part in the 10km run and said: “I’m extremely proud of my colleagues and friends at Stagecoach Manchester for joining me in the 10km run and raising a staggering £3,300 for our charity partner, Forever Manchester. It was great to get out there and join the rest of the city in raising money for such deserving causes.”

Jean Mills, Head of Philanthropy Development at Forever Manchester said: “It’s a massive thank you from Forever Manchester for the great support from Stagecoach in raising a wonderful £3,300 from running the Great Manchester 10k. Every penny raised will support grassroots community projects across Greater Manchester where Stagecoach operates. “