Bus crews in Sheffield are hoping to drive passengers to distraction - after getting together to pose in the all together for a charity calendar.
Twenty-one Stagecoach drivers - 19 men and two women - from the company’s Holbrook depot have shed their inhibitions and their uniforms for Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity.
Driver Chris Brownhill, who came up with the idea for the calendar after losing a granddaughter to cancer, said: “The children’s hospital is very close to my heart which is why I wanted to come up with a concept that would attract lots of interest and raise a really big total for the charity.
“It is fantastic the whole depot and company is behind the idea. I’m so grateful to all the volunteers who took part.”
The drivers are posing in front of the company’s new hybrid buses, which will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 30 per cent compared to normal double deckers.
The 21 buses cost £6m and were bought with the help of a £1.9m grant from the government’s Green Bus Fund. They have free wi-fi and will be introduced on the 120 service between Fulwood and Halfway.
Paul Lynch, Stagecoach Yorkshire’s managing director, said: “The photographs for the calendar, some individual, some group shots, are tasteful but entertaining and we are hoping customers will be able to recognise the drivers without their clothes on!
“It’s all good fun for a very worthy cause and we are very proud of all the drivers for daring to bare all for the sake of charity to highlight the new environmentally friendly Hybrid buses.”
The calendars are available from Friday from East Midlands Trains at Sheffield and Chesterfield rail station ticket offices, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive information centres, Ponds Forge and the City Hall.
Copies can also be bought by sending a postal order for £7.50, which includes postage, made payable to Stagecoach Yorkshire to Stagecoach Yorkshire, Unit 4, Eldon Arcade, Barnsley, S70 2JP.