Bus operator raises over £4,000 children’s cancer charity

Birmingham bus operator National Express West Midlands (NXWM) has raised £4,275 for CLIC Sargent after a driver’s son used the services of the charity whilst fighting leukaemia.

Staff from the company’s Perry Barr garage on Wellhead Lane, Birmingham joined in with various activities in aid of the cancer charity, including a charity golf day, head shave and a Christmas Jumper Day to round off the year.

The fundraising total includes a £500 donation from the business as recognition for the garage’s significant efforts to engage staff and raise money for CLIC.

Kelly Jones, National Express West Midlands Operations Manager, said:

“I am so proud of team Perry Barr pulling together for a very worthy cause. Our aim was to raise lots of money for our chosen charity – and it really brought the garage together. Engagement from drivers, staff and their families helped to raise an incredible amount of money for a service that one of our own has benefitted from. We hope to continue to work together throughout 2019 to achieve even more for CLIC Sargent.

“In particular I would like to thank our Charity Ambassadors Adam Harper and Desmond Johnson, our drivers Jackie Rose, Alan Wood, Wayne Day, Ryan Shaw, Lynn Maloq, Stuart Mckenzie and our Operations Supervisors Trevor Harper and Stuart Wilkinson.”

Katie West, Fundraising Engagement Manager at CLIC Sargent, said:

“We can’t thank the team at Perry Barr enough for completing their events last year and raising £4,275 to support our work at CLIC Sargent. £4,200 could pay for a CLIC Sargent Nurse as well as CLIC Sargent’s information service for a week, providing young cancer patients and their families with expert advice and guidance on everything to do with life during and after treatment.

“Team Perry Barr has done a wonderful and thoughtful thing and we are extremely grateful that they chose to support our charity again throughout 2019 so we can be there for more families.”

The garage will continue to support CLIC Sargent throughout 2019 and are planning multiple events including a skydive. Members of the public can donate in support of their fundraising by visiting www.justgiving.com/fundraising/teampbvscancer