Swindon's Bus Company shows support for Down's Syndrome Group
By Jessica Durston - 18 August 2021
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The bus company has shown its support by providing Swindon's Down's Syndrome football team, DSActive, with a new kit
DSActive members modelling the kit
The local bus operator is keen to forge relationships with charities and organisations in the area, and this latest move is part of its Community Fund initiative.
Swindon’s Bus Company general manager, Alex Chutter said: “It is important to us that we get to know those living and working in areas where we operate bus services, and that includes providing sponsorship and support for local clubs, schools and associations.
“We are delighted to be donating towards a new kit for Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group’s football team. The work the charity does to encourage and support local people is of tremendous benefit. We’re very much looking forward to seeing the football team play in their new strip this season."
Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group is a parent-led charity supporting people with Down’s Syndrome, their families, carers and all those with an interest in the syndrome in Swindon and the surrounding area. Its DSActive football team is coached by Swindon Town FC, and will be playing in a number of tournaments over the coming year.
Joanna Messenger from Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group, said: “This is a wonderful gesture from Swindon’s Bus Company. Our players will wear their shirts with pride, and I’m sure they will have added confidence when they play. They are already loving their football, and it’s great to have support from such a well-known brand.”
Swindon’s Bus Company’s Community Fund is open for applications twice a year - June and December - with the bus operator funding and supporting its chosen worthy causes across the region.