05 Jun 2018
bus drivers shave their heads to raise money for ST DAVID’S HOSPICE Care
Stagecoach bus drivers from Blackwood depot shaved their heads and beards in memory of Stuart Powell, an ex Blackwood driver, who recently passed away due to cancer after 15 years of service. The total amount raised was £1830 and this has been donated to local St David’s Foundation Hospice Care. St David’s Foundation Hospice Care provides hospice care to over 2000 people with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
The cheque was presented to Franca Nigro, Community events fundraiser for St David’s Hospice by three Stagecoach drivers who all participated in the fundraising event. Franca commented: “By taking part in the Head Shave/Beard Shave, Stagecoach drivers, including staff, family and friends are supporting the work of St David’s Hospice Care, which means they are making a positive difference to patients and their families all throughout Newport, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Torfaen and South & Mid Powys. The sponsorship and funds you raise will provide comprehensive palliative care to people facing life limiting illnesses and provide care and support to their families at a very difficult time. St David’s Hospice Care, with your help, aims to ensure that patients have the choice to receive care at home, surrounded by friends and family.”
Nigel Winter, Managing Director for Stagecoach in South Wales said: “We are always happy to support our staff in their fundraising efforts and would like to commend them on their recent fundraising for such a good cause. Staff are constantly coming up with new ways to raise money and keep our partnership with local charities flourishing".
A special mention to our staff that took part:
1st Photo: Pictured at the cheque presentation, Stagecoach Blackwood drivers: Lee Hunt, Justin Gardiner, Graig Evans, Stagecoach in South Wales Marketing Assistant Georgia Williams and Marketing Manager Rosa Williams and St David’s Hospice Care Charity Fundraiser Franca Nigro.
2nd Photo: Those involved in the fundraiser: Stagecoach Blackwood bus drivers Lee Hunt, Graig Evans, Leigh Evans, Coran Williams, Andrew Setchfield, Tammy Guest, Chris Wilson, Craig Williams, Steve Murphy and Justin Gardiner.