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Bus driver takes a hike for appeal

First charity committee member Dane Johnson and Ben Gilligan (MD for First in South Yorkshire) present a cheque to Munier and Sharon Hussain.

First charity committee member Dane Johnson and Ben Gilligan (MD for First in South Yorkshire) present a cheque to Munier and Sharon Hussain.

A Sheffield bus driver and his wife pulled on their walking boots to help a local cancer charity.

Munier Hussain and his wife Sharon decided their holiday this year would be something different – a marathon 192-mile coast-to-coast walk from St Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire.

The challenging walk took them 16 days to complete and they raised £1,310 for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.

A significant amount of money raised was donated by First’s regional charity and sponsorship committee, which each month gives £5,000 to local charities.

Munier, who lives in Beighton, Sheffield, said: “We really like walking and so it made sense that we used our holiday this year to do something we both enjoy while also helping a really worthwhile charity such as Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.

“We got great support from First, the Unite Union and other generous sponsorships from family, friends, work colleagues and local business Hopedale Construction.”

Sarah Cross, fundraiser at Weston Park Hospital, said: “The support of people like Munier and Sharon makes a real difference.”

 

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