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31 Aug 2019
Stagecoach in South Wales bus drivers raise £2300 for Kidney Wales
Stagecoach bus drivers from Cwmbran depot participated in the Walk for Life Pontypool event to raise money for Kidney Wales. The total amount raised was £1300 in sponsorship by drivers: Nigel Gould, Kevin Gulliford, Mark Smith, Russell Edwards, Lee Stokes and Kevin Fitzgerald.
The funds raised were matched by the company to total £2300. Kidney Wales provides a high quality focused approach to fundraising for renal research, care and education which is responsive to the needs of clinical institutions, patients and their families.
This is the second year where Stagecoach drivers have taken part in the fundraising event. Last year they donated over £1000 towards the same charity.
Chelsea Fraser from Kidney Wales and Mark Tunstall, Stagecoach Operations Manager for Cwmbran depot presented the cheque to three Stagecoach drivers who participated in the event. By taking part in the Walk for Life, Stagecoach drivers, including staff, family and friends are supporting the work of Kidney Wales, which means they are making a positive difference to patients and their families.
Mark Tunstall, Operations Manager, Cwmbran depot said: “The drivers involved have made a fantastic effort to support a charity that is close to all of their hearts. I am delighted that we have been able to match what they have raised for such a worthy cause”
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".