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Santa drives bus for charity

15 Dec 2015

  • Stagecoach 1/1A bus to be driven by Santa (aka local bus driver Brian Newton)
  • Santa will be giving away goodies on the bus and raising money for local charity Epilepsy Lifestyle

Santa will be ditching his sleigh and driving the 1/1A bus around town next week. Stagecoach bus driver, Brian Newton (aka Santa) will be collecting money for local charity Epilepsy Lifestyle. He’ll also be distributing goodwill and goodies to anyone that boards his bus.
Santa Drives Bus
Brian, who’s worked as a bus driver in Eastbourne for the last two years, said “As a bus driver I get to meet people all day long and so have a perfect opportunity to help raise funds for this Eastbourne charity.”

Epilepsy lifestyle is an Eastbourne based charity improving the lives of children and adults diagnosed with epilepsy in the local area through the provision of potentially life-saving monitoring equipment. Epilepsy lifestyle is also the chosen charity of local radio station Sovereign FM.

Marie Baker, the charity's chairperson said “We were absolutely delighted when we heard about the Stagecoach bus driver who wanted to raise money for us. It means so much to us and our families. You can't put a price on keeping your children safe, so any money that goes towards a potentially life saving device means the world to us.”

Santa will be behind the wheel of a 1/1A bus from Tuesday 22 to Thursday 24 December, during the daytime.