Thamesdown Transport is again be providing a free bus service to Prospect Hospice’s Light Up a Life evening on Sunday.
The company is providing the buses for the evening and drivers have volunteered their time. Attendees at the event will be able to park at Nationwide on Pipers Way and use the special Thamesdown service to go to the hospice in Wroughton.
Thamesdown drivers Ray Funnell, Chris Hancock and Morag Macaskill will be driving the buses. Engineer Gary Millin, who has been involved with the volunteer driving since the event started 11 years ago, will also be ensuring that the vehicles are ready and available. The are all picutred above.
Ray, Chris and Gary all have had family members cared for by Prospect Hospice and all four see it as a way to give back to such a good cause.
Ray, who has been a driver for Thamesdown for 15 years, said: “I’ve been driving the Summer Fete and Light Up a Life buses for Prospect Hospice for nine years now. Prospect nurses looked after my brother at home in 2006 before he died.
“I like to give up my time to do this to give something back to Prospect as a way of thanks – as well as playing the lottery every week and donating to the shops too.”
Peter Oliver, Commercial Director of Thamesdown, said: “Prospect Hospice is a cause we support here at Thamesdown throughout the year, both through fundraising and donating our services for their events. Buses are an essential part of the community and we support other good community causes as much as we can.
“The vast majority of Thamesdown staff have been touched in one way or another by the work and care that Prospect Hospice provides. Donating our time and resource for their events is just one way we like to say thank you to them for everything they do for the people or Swindon and the wider area.”
For more information on Thamesdown, visit www.thamesdownbus.com.