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12 Apr 2016
Stagecoach in Oxfordshire drivers swapped their bus uniforms for superhero capes last week as a fleet of comic characters descended on our local buses.
Stagecoach drivers from Oxford, Witney and Banbury drove their buses dressed as their favourite superhero on Friday 8 April, to raise money for Helen & Douglas House.
From 4am, when the first shift began, passengers saw the likes of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman in the driving seat as the team at Stagecoach in Oxfordshire raised money for the local children’s and young adults’ hospice based in Cowley.
Drivers donated money to take part in the event however, Clayton Moore, from Bicester, is one driver who wanted to raise even more money for the children’s hospice.
Clayton, who drives the Stagecoach in Oxfordshire S5 bus between Bicester and Oxford, was sponsored to dress up as three different superheroes during his 13 hour shift on the day.
“It was great to see the likes of Batman, Superman, Spiderman and Wonder Woman in the driving seat of some of Oxfordshire’s Stagecoach buses and we hope by doing so we were not only raising money for the hospice but also helping to raise awareness of Helen & Douglas House and what the team there do for families from across the region.”
Joining the team for the day was 7-year-old Ted, who loves buses and features in a new bus advertising campaign, You can . . . Will you?, for the Helen & Douglas House Care Appeal.
“Comic heroes are something the children at Helen & Douglas House love so we’re delighted to be part of this fantastic fundraising idea. It can’t be easy driving a bus dressed as Batman or Robin!”