Oxford Bus Company staff have donated almost £60,000 to children’s charity Barnardo’s.
The £58,280 sum was raised via a payroll donation scheme and the charity’s workplace lottery scheme, the Winners Club. The money will be used by the charity to deliver more charitable work in the community.
Anne Bailey, Relationship Co-ordinator at Barnardo’s, recently visited Oxford Bus Company’s Cowley House depot to thank the team for its support and sign up more donors.
“Barnardo’s is extremely thankful to everyone at Oxford Bus Company for its longstanding support. Over the last 30 years, Oxford Bus Company has raised over £58,000 for our work.
“At Barnardo’s we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. With the support of Oxford Bus Company, we have been and continue to be able to reach out to children and young people who desperately need our support whether they have been abused, are homeless or have a disability.
“We look forward to continuing our relationship with Oxford Bus Company for many years to come.”
Adds Phil Southall, Managing Director at Oxford Bus Company: “This is a fantastic achievement by our colleagues, past and present, and has helped make a real difference to so many people. We’re so proud of our team and their on-going commitment to giving back to our community in so many ways.”
The Barnardo’s charity, founded by Thomas John Barnardo in 1866, supports nearly 300,000 children, young people, parents and carers across the UK.