Plymouth bus drivers dress up for charity
WAS your bus driver clowning around? Did the Number 27 feel more like a ride on Jack Sparrow’s Black Pearl?
Your eyes weren’t deceiving you and you can’t blame it on too much Christmas cheer.
Staff at Plymouth Citybus donned fancy dress to raise money for three local charities.
The day, organised by Citybus and the union Unite, saw more than 100 drivers alongside office staff dress up in outfits varying from Batman to Father Christmas.
Even managing director Richard Stevens got into the spirit of the day by dressing up as Scooby Doo.
Between then they raised £5,000, which will be split equally between the Centipede Trust, Jeremiah’s Journey and Mustard Tree, part of McMillan cancer support.
Mr Stevens said: “Being my first annual fancy dress day here at Citybus I was greatly impressed with the generosity of people in the city.
“I spent a couple hours collecting money on Royal Parade dressed as Scooby Doo and it was priceless to see the faces of the passengers boarding and finding that their bus was being driven by a meerkat.
“I offer my congratulations to the staff who put in a huge amount of effort to ensure the success to this year’s event.”
It was the 25th year that Citybus staff have staged their mufti day to raise money for charity.