Bus drivers’ charity effort is just the ticket

National Express Dundee drivers Ross Murdoch and Allan Fordyce
with Cash for Kids Assistant Alison Carr

Underprivileged children in Dundee have received a donation from National Express. Two drivers from the bus operator's Dundee depot have secured £250 pounds from the company's Employee Charity Panel on behalf of Cash for Kids, which offers a helping hand to disabled and disadvantaged youngsters in the city.

Ross Murdoch and Allan Fordyce were the driving force behind National Express Dundee's contribution to Cash for Kids Day 2013 - the pair drove a hybrid double decker around Tayside with Radio Tay broadcasting live from the bus and collecting donations from staff and customers at various Asda supermarkets. The money raised during the day was given to Clic Sargent, which helps local children with cancer.

Now Ross and Allan have boosted the charity's coffers further by successfully applying for a donation from National Express's Employee Charity Panel. The cheque for £250 was handed over to Alison Carr from Cash for Kids at Radio Tay today (29 August 2013).

Ross said: "We're determined to fundraise all year round to help make a difference to the lives of as many people as possible in Dundee and we're really delighted that the Charity Panel has donated £250 to Cash for Kids."

Ross and Allan are also well known as National Express Dundee's 'Santa Bus Drivers'. Each year the pair don the red suit and drive their vehicles dressed as Santa, collecting donations from customers along the way.

Allan's looking forward to it already: "Only 118 days to Christmas - just 92 until the red suit comes out again! We're looking forward to raising more money and helping children in Dundee have a great Christmas."

Pictured: National Express Dundee drivers Ross Murdoch and Allan Fordyce with Cash for Kids Assistant Alison Carr.

Published 29th August 2013

 
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