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Bus drivers bare legs for charity

05 Jul 2021

Bus drivers slipped on their best pair of shorts to raise vital funds for a specialist children’s charity.

Stagecoach South East – which helps connect 40 million passengers every year across Kent and East Sussex – raised £120 for Demelza Hospice Care for Children after drivers got behind the wheel in colourful clothing to mark ‘Shorts4ShortLives Day’ on June 25. 

Demelza Hospice first launched the annual fundraising campaign in 2020 to raise awareness of how short young lives can be for those living with serious or terminal conditions. 

The donation will support the charity’s ongoing work to provide specialist care and support to babies, children, and young adults living with life-limiting illnesses across the South East.   

Earlier this month, Stagecoach thanked its passengers for helping to raise more than £75,000 for Demelza Hospice while its exact fare policy was in place. 

The transport operator reduced cash handling during the height of the pandemic as part of a range of measures to minimise transmission of Covid-19 and help protect its customers and colleagues. 

Find out more about Demelza’s ‘Shorts4ShortLives’ campaign here

Further details about Stagecoach's exact fare scheme can be found here.