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Bus Driving Santas Raise over £26,000 for Charity

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Bus Driving Santas Raise over £26,000 for Charity

by Emily, neconnected.co.uk | Posted: 03-03-2017


DURHAM, ENGLAND --- Drivers from six northeast bus depots have raised a staggering 26,000 lbs. for charity by spreading some Christmas cheer while driving their buses during the run-up to Christmas.

Based at depots at South Shields, Newcastle, Sunderland, Hartlepool and Teesside, the drivers from local bus operator Stagecoach North East all dressed up as Santa Claus while they were on driving duties, each bringing a smile to the hearts of passengers young and old alike and encouraging them to dig deep for the 10 chosen charities across the region.

Customers again showed generosity, with staff collecting for charities such as CLIC Sargent, Children North East, the TOMA Fund, the Daisy Chain, Trinity Holistic Centre, Caring for Kian and Tiny Lives.

At the Sunderland bus depot, staff collected for St. Benedict's Hospice, the Alzheimer's Society, and 'I'm in for Will,' 4-year-old William Calvert from Hylton Castle, who suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Sunderland bus driver Oz McCormack, who dressed as Mrs. Claus throughout December, explained: "All three charities were chosen by our employees and they offer much-needed support in our local community, and we're very proud to have helped them in this way. We'd like to thank all our passengers for having supported us, and for giving as generously as they did on their travels, and we hope we've made their journey a little bit more fun and festive."


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