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Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire digs deep to raise over 10K for Charity

27 May 2016

CharityStagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire has raised over £10,000 to support Cash for Kids, the firm’s official charity for 2015 and 2016.

Cash for Kids provides support for children and young people under 18 with mental, physical or sensory disabilities. The charity also supports children with behavioural and psychological disorders and those living in poverty or suffering from distress, abuse or neglect.

The money raised by Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire will stay local. The funds will be used to improve the lives of young people who live in the Merseyside and South Lancashire, one of the reasons Stagecoach chose Cash for Kids as its charity partner last year.

In recognition of the charity’s strong community focus, employees hosted numerous local events including raffles, race nights, cake sales and charity football matches to raise money for the organisation. Drivers also took the fundraising to the roads, greeting passengers in zombie, Santa and superhero fancy dress costumes as they boarded their buses.

Elisabeth Tasker, managing director of Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire, said: “We’re incredibly proud of our whole team for their tremendous efforts to raise this amazing amount of money for Cash for Kids.

“The organisation gives so many children across Merseyside and South Lancashire a chance to enhance their quality of life and helps so many of those young people reach their full potential.

“The charity’s positive impact on the local community really resonates with us as a local company and we’re looking forward to continuing our fundraising efforts as we continue our two year partnership with Cash for Kids.”

Carole Clare, charity manager at Cash for Kids, said: “Radio City’s Cash for Kids has helped over 32,500 local children over the last 12 months and this could not have been achieved without the help and support of businesses like Stagecoach.

“The enthusiasm of their staff has been incredible; they constantly generate new, innovative fundraising ideas.

“We can’t thank them enough for the effort they have put into the charity partnership and of course the incredible amount that they have raised.”