Drivers to walk National Express bus route in memory of colleague

Up to 50 National Express West Midlands drivers will be walking the 17 bus route on Sunday 7 September to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care in memory of their colleague Paul Fieldhouse.

Paul, who drove the 17 route and worked on the local buses for over 20 years, passed away in March this year following a battle with cancer.

Members of Paul’s family will also join his colleagues on the walk which starts at the route’s Tile Cross terminus at 10:00am, before walking through Yardley and Bordesley to Birmingham city centre.

John Batchelor, from National Express West Midlands and friend of Paul’s said:“It is great that so many drivers are giving up their Sunday to come and walk this route in Paul’s memory. Paul meant a lot to everyone at National Express West Midlands, he was a great guy to work with and an even better friend. Any money we raise is going straight to Marie Curie Cancer Care and we urge anyone in the area who wants to help raise money for this great charity to come and join us on the route.”