Stagecoach Santas' collect Sleigh-Loads for Charity

near Wallasey, Merseyside, UK
Junior Grant, a local bus driver from Stagecoach Manchester’s Sharston Depot, has helped spread festive cheer this week by dressing up as Santa to raise £500 for Didsbury-based children’s hospice Francis House. The home from home provides families with children diagnosed as having a life threatening or life limiting condition, professional care, support and friendship.

Stagecoach Manchester staff John Cailey, Junior Grant and Sheila Chaisty get festive for Francis House

Staff from Stagecoach Manchester, were able to call on the generosity of customers to collect £227.90 for the charity, which provides care for children who have life limiting or life threatening conditions. The Stagecoach head office team donated a further £272.10 to bring the fundraising total to £500.

Junior was joined by fellow Santa drivers William Nutall from Wigan and Paul Gartside from Ashton in raising money for charity, and he was ably assisted by elves John Cailey and Sheila Chaisty.

Throwback Thursday? Yes, we can do it too!

near Birkenhead, Merseyside, UK
With The North West Bus Blog fastly approaching three years old, I thought I'd buck the trend on posting mainly factual bus related content this time. It has been a long and interesting journey over the last few years, I hope to continue to write for many more. So far, I've learned a few lessons on frequency, content type, idea generation, types of posts you guys prefer, titles and probably most importantly distribution.

The first version of The North West Bus Blog, is it really that long ago?

There are two channels of thought on blogging frequency: high frequency vs high quality. I have always strived to give quality over quantity to all the readers to The North West Bus Blog, and that is what I have channeled down to the other frequent contributors to the blog over the years. Whilst admittedly, I don't spend all my time blogging ( I do have a day job), I do like to post as frequently as I possibly can, without putting myself out of my other commitments elsewhere.

Infographic: UK City Breaks

near Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
It has to be agreed that there are so many great cities to visit in the UK, and I know most you you enjoy travelling around the country, or reading our posts about travelling around at least. So I got our friends over at the Sainsbury's Bank Money Matters Blog to send over this interesting infographic, it looks at the most popular destinations to travel to in the UK and what to do when you get there.

Check out the infographic below to find out the costs of visiting the UK’s most popular cities and ideas for fun things to do!

Do you know the average cost of 3 and 5 star hotels in London, Leeds or Liverpool? Or how about the cost of a day ticket on buses in Edinburgh or a cappuccino in Cardiff? You can find out and much more below.

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