Stagecoach employees have walked almost 9,000 miles to raise over £1,000 for the group’s charity partner, Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity.
Under a challenge entitled Marvellous Miles, staff from across the group’s UK operations engaged in a competition to see which operating company could cover the most miles. Stagecoach Manchester was the winner, with 3,171 miles. Driver David Hunt, also from Stagecoach Manchester, recorded the longest distance, covering 1,000 miles in November 2022.
Stagecoach’s arrangement with Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity forms part of the group’s Giving for Good initiative. That supports Stagecoach’s commitment to donate 0.5% of pre-tax profits each year to charitable causes.
Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity provides specialist nurses and support for seriously ill children. There are currently 86 Roald Dahl nurses across the UK. They care for over 25,000 children.
Stagecoach Group Commercial Director and Chair of the Stagecoach Charity Committee Marc Atkins-Turley says: “We are really pleased to be able to further support the important work that Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity does.
“It has been great to see our people get involved in fundraising for the charity while getting competitive to see who could walk the greatest number of miles across the month, with our team in Manchester being crowned the winners.
“ has been the first year that we have partnered with charities in this way at Stagecoach, and we have already seen some positive benefits of doing so while also supporting our local communities. We are looking forward to continuing these partnerships into 2023 and seeing what else we can achieve together.”
Adds Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity Chief Executive Louise Griew: “We are delighted and very grateful to partner with Stagecoach. Through our partnership, our charity will be able to establish more Roald Dahl Nurse Specialists in the communities where Stagecoach operates, and across the UK.”
Stagecoach also has national partnerships with Missing People, the Trussell Trust, and Happy Days. Through those arrangements, the group has provided financial donations and it is also committed to supporting the charitable causes in other ways wherever possible. That has included the provision of buses and helping to raise awareness of their work.