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14 Mar 2017 Community

Arriva Bus & Coach Company drive Support for Kirkwood Hospice

Arriva Bus & Coach Ltd have raised an incredible £1,784 in fundraising events over the past year, after choosing Kirkwood Hospice as its charity for 2016.

Last year, Arriva Bus & Coach Depot, based in Cleckheaton, raised an impressive £1,784 for Kirkwood Hospice through various fundraising events.

The company, who offer new and used buses and coaches for sale, rental, service and parts, elected Kirkwood Hospice as their chosen charity for 2016 as part of their annual charity-of-the-year scheme.

Every year, staff put forward suggestions for nominated charities, with Kirkwood Hospice coming out top in the ballot.

Steve Hodkinson, Managing Director at Arriva, and Laura Cooper, Marketing Manager, presenting the cheque for £1,784 to Kirkwood Hospice Community Fundraiser, Lyndsey Richardson.

 

Whether it was holding charity days at the office with bake sales and raffles on offer, or taking on individual personal challenges, the Arriva team found many different ways to show their support for the Hospice over the year.

Previous years have seen the organisation take on challenges such as the Yorkshire Three Peaks and last year was no different with the group completing Kirkwood Hospice’s 5k Colour Rush as their big fundraising challenge of the year.

"We are so grateful for Arriva's generous donation which will fund approximately 90 hours of care here at Kirkwood." Lyndsey Richardson

Kirkwood Hospice Community Fundraiser, Lyndsey Richardson, is honoured at the support from Arriva, and delighted at the amount raised.

She said: “We have really enjoyed working with the team at Arriva this year and we are so grateful for their generous donation which will fund approximately 90 hours of care here at Kirkwood.

“It’s been great to see all the team getting involved in the various fundraising initiatives. We would like to thank everyone for their efforts and we hope to continue working together in the future”.

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