Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, or Spiderman … everyone has their favourite comic book hero.
Bus drivers and staff at The Harrogate Bus Company are to leap into action to become their chosen superhero in a day of fun and fundraising to support real-life heroes by donating the money to the military charity Help for Heroes.
All six bus companies which are part of Transdev in Yorkshire and Lancashire will be joining in the Superhero Day 2017 event on Friday 10 March…and the fun won’t just be happening on the buses, with staff at bus stations and key pick-up points also getting in on the action.
Transdev CEO Alex Hornby said: Our amazing people chose to support the Help for Heroes charity themselves at the start of this year, and this Superhero Day is only the beginning of a whole calendar of fun events to support this great cause throughout 2017.
Our staff will donate a minimum of £1 each to dress up as their favourite superhero on the day – so sharp-eyed passengers might come face to face with Batman in Burnley, or Superman in Scarborough.
There’ll also be bus-themed goodies to win, and plenty of chances for the thousands of people who travel with us on the day to drop a donation into our buckets on the buses.
Of course this is really all about helping the real heroes who are living with injuries and illness sustained while serving in Britain’s armed forces. They’re our heroes and we’re sure our customers will want to help us to make this very special day a big success.”
Help for Heroes supports those, who have given so much for their country, to lead active, independent and fulfilling lives, whatever their injury.
The charity’s specialist teams focus on five key areas – medical, mind, body, spirit and family – and provide support to whole families to rebuild their lives.
David McNeill, Head of Recovery North, said he was immensely grateful that Transdev had chosen Help for Heroes as its Charity of the Year.
David said: We pledge to support our wounded, injured and sick heroes for life and can only do this with the generosity of companies like Transdev and the great British public.
Each year Transdev staff cast their votes to choose a charity to support with a series of fun and fundraising events across 12 months. In 2016, events held throughout the year by the company’s teams raised money and awareness for the Yorkshire-based children’s cancer charity Candlelighters.