Stagecoach employees raise over £3,300 in Great Manchester Run

Manchester 10k Lee Wasnidge and David Hunt

Nine Stagecoach Manchester employees – including Managing Director Lee Wasnidge (pictured, left) – have raised over £3,300 for charity partner Forever Manchester through participation in the 10km Great Manchester Run.

Wigan driver David Hunt (pictured, right) of the operator’s Sharston depot, personally raised £1,300 and was key in encouraging colleagues to sign up. He was recently awarded Star of the Month in recognition for his promotion of health and fitness at work.

“I’ve taken part in various fundraising activities with Stagecoach which have all been hugely successful and the Great Manchester Run is no different. It felt really great to be out there running with the team,” he says.

“Collectively as a team, we managed to raise over £3,300 which is just amazing. I try my best to keep everyone at work motivated, as I think it’s really important for people to stay as active as possible when working jobs which require a lot of sitting down and I’m proud to have been able to combine this with fundraising that benefits the local communities we serve.”

Lee Wasnidge adds: “I’m extremely proud of my colleagues and friends at Stagecoach Manchester for joining me in the 10km run and raising a staggering £3,300 for our charity partner, Forever Manchester. It was great to get out there and join the rest of the city in raising money for such deserving causes.”

The operator has now raised over £14,000 for the charity since the partnership started in November 2019.

Jean Mills, Head of Philanthropy Development at Forever Manchester says: “It’s a massive thank you from Forever Manchester for the great support from Stagecoach in raising a wonderful £3,300 from running the Great Manchester 10k.

“Every penny raised will support grassroots community projects across Greater Manchester where Stagecoach operates.”