25 Feb 2015
Stagecoach Yorkshire is the latest organisation to adopt the Tiny Hearts Appeal, Barnsley Hospital Charity’s capital appeal to raise funds to build a new special care baby unit.
The bus company is now carrying Tiny Hearts poster on all of its buses and the charity hopes that raising awareness through this very public and much used platform will encourage travellers to support the appeal; whether this is by donating to the cause or fundraising in their own time.
Last year alone, there were over 11 million passenger journeys made on Barnsley Stagecoach buses.
Paul Lynch, Managing Director of Stagecoach Yorkshire, said, “We are delighted to offer our support to Barnsley Hospital Charity and the Tiny Hearts Appeal.”
“Helping to raise funds to build a new Special Care Baby Unit means that the team at the hospital will make a huge difference to local families and special care babies, especially during such a difficult time. I hope that the local community gets involved with fundraising for this great cause.”
Barnsley Hospital Charity is encouraging the local community to develop exciting new fundraising initiatives as a way of supporting the £1 million appeal. Examples of how people can fundraise for the appeal include; bake sales, sponsored cycles, runs and walks and raffles, but the fundraising team is keen to hear about and support all fundraising ideas.
Steven Wragg, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Barnsley Hospital Charity, said, “We’re so pleased that Stagecoach have decided to adopt the Tiny Hearts Appeal. It’s a fantastic and simple way to share the Appeal with the local community as so many Barnsley people rely on buses as their main form of transport.”
“We urge anyone who’d like to get involved with the appeal to contact our charity team. It doesn't matter what your idea is, we’d love to know and discuss it with you.”
For more information about the Tiny Hearts Appeal please contact the fundraising team on 01226 431915 or [email protected]