National Express awards another busload of donations

27th September 2016

The National Express Employee Charity Panel has this month awarded over £3,000 to 13 different UK groups and charities including the Army Benevolent Fund, Southend Hospital Charity and the Alzheimer’s Society.

Through its Employee Charity Panel, the leading transport operator supports staff from across its UK bus, coach, rail and corporate divisions by awarding donations to the charitable or voluntary causes that they are personally involved with. 

This latest round of donations brings the annual total up to £8,600, benefitting a running total of 40 different charities and groups actively supported by National Express employees.

Paul Nash, Driver Training Officer at National Express West Midlands, successfully secured a donation towards new kit for a local football team that he is involved with.

Paul said: “I got involved with coaching the Alvechurch Lions several years ago. I joined so that local youngsters have the opportunity to be active and have fun whilst learning how to be part of a team. With our limited club funds the U13s team hadn’t had any new kit for a few seasons so I’m really grateful to the National Express Employee Charity Panel for giving us £300 towards our new kit. I think the boys look brilliant!”

To secure a donation any National Express employee in the UK can submit an application to the Panel, outlining how they give up their own personal time to support their chosen charity or group. The Charity Panel itself is made up of staff from around the National Express businesses and they meet quarterly to review their peers’ applications. 

Since it was launched in 2009 the Panel has awarded over £109,000 to charities and groups supported by employees throughout the UK.

Pictured above: National Express West Midlands Paul Nash (back, right) with Alvechurch Lions U14s and their new kit, thanks to the Employee Charity Panel

Published 27th September 2016