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23 Sep 2019
Two Stagecoach South employees have shaved their hair to support their colleague, Mark White, and to raise money for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.
Bus driver Nikki Hombuckle and Assistant Engineering Manager, Barry Cook – both from Stagecoach South’s Worthing Depot – shaved their hair to raise money for the cancer charity.
The two employees raised £700 for the charity which was matched by Stagecoach South, raising a total of £1,400.
Half the money raised will be donated to The Royal Marsden Charity and the other half will go towards the treatment of fellow bus driver, Mark White, while he is under the care of the Royal Marsden.
Melanie Keylock, the Worthing Operations Manager, said: “We are hugely proud of Nikki and Barry for taking part in such a worthy cause, which we know is close to the hearts of many of our customers and employees. The Royal Marsden Charity’s work is incredibly important, which is why Stagecoach South is delighted to match Nikki and Barry’s fundraising efforts.
“Mark has been part of the Stagecoach South family for 5 years and is incredibly highly regarded by all of his colleagues. We are honoured to be able to contribute to his treatment.”
In 2016, Stagecoach Group announced their ‘Pledge to Help' customers and staff with a range of disabilities, including mental health conditions. The charter promises to provide a welcoming travel environment, treat customers with respect and make reasonable adjustments to meet the individual needs of customers.
The Royal Marsden Charity improves the lives of people affected by cancer through research and treatment, so that more people are cured and quality of life is improved for those living with the disease.
To find out more about how you can donate to the Royal Marsden, please visit https://www.royalmarsden.org/donate.