Father Giftbus

This Christmas Santa Claus is coming to town.. on a special festive bus!

Staff at National Express West Midlands’ ten local depots are pulling together to give kids at Birmingham Children’s and Russells Hall Hospitals presents to make their stay in hospital over Christmas as special as possible.

Drivers have already collected hundreds of toys, for toddlers through to teenagers, including Cookery sets, Doll’s Houses and even an Xbox with games and controllers.

National Express West Midlands staff are asking any customers who can help them, to do so by buying an extra present while Christmas shopping and dropping them into any of their six local travel shops.

The bus company has travel shops in Walsall, Dudley, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton, Birmingham and Solihull.

National Express West Midlands driver Lee Sandford, who had the idea to give present to kids in hospital over Christmas said: “We have made a flying start to our collection and already have hundreds of toys. Staff at all of our garages have been very generous and we are sure it will make a big difference to the kids in hospital over Christmas.”
“However, there is always more that we can do. We would love for any customer who can help us collect presents, to drop them into our travel shops across the region. Presents do not have to big or expensive they just have to be new and plastic so that staff can disinfect them after use.”

Published 22nd November 2012