Stagecoach in South Wales has named a number of its staff ‘heroes’ for their outstanding efforts during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
John Carpenter, Supervisor at Brynmawr Out Station, appealed to his colleagues for donations such as toiletries and basic necessities for patients being treated for the virus at Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil. The first batch of supplies has already been donated and John continues to campaign for more.
Kevin Mathias, Electrician and Health and Wellbeing Representative at Porth depot regularly shares posts on the company intranet to help staff maintain mental and physical health during the pandemic. Kevin has also raised money for local charities such as The Rhondda Sea Cadets and Ty Hafan. He has written two poems about coronavirus COVID-19 to raise staff spirits.
Nathan Davies, a driver and Green Road Champion at Merthyr depot, has been calling isolated staff regularly to ensure they are safe and well. He has been shopping for essential goods for those isolated and started a quiz on the company intranet.
Mark Powell, Fleet Engineer for Cwmbran, Brynmawr and Megabus, has helped raise staff spirits during the pandemic by cooking them breakfast rolls.
Matthew Morris, Supervisor, and Mark Rees, Trade Union Representative, both from Blackwood depot, have made regular appeals to staff in need of help. They have maintained contact throughout the pandemic and have collected shopping.
Nicholas Young, a driver at Cwmbran depot, contacted colleagues to keep in touch and offer support while at home.
Brothers Phil and Steve Walters, General Service Operatives at Aberdare depot, have ensured vehicles are ‘smart cleaned’ every night, with thorough sanitising and sweeping.
Steve Napper, a driver at Porth depot, has been involved in fundraising activities for local charities before and after the pandemic. He offers much of his free time to assist others.
Stagecoach staff are able to nominate further colleagues for going the extra mile during the pandemic situation.
Managing Director for Stagecoach in South Wales Nigel Winter says: “The staff at South Wales are doing a fantastic job to keep the country moving and ensuring links are available for key workers and other essential journeys.
“I would like to add my heartfelt thanks to the staff that have been rightly named ‘heroes’ for giving up their time to help their colleagues and the local communities. They are all a credit to Stagecoach and we will celebrate and commend them for everything that they are doing.”