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Stagecoach in South Wales donates over £40,000 to NHS Charities Together COVID-19 appeal

Written by on 1st June 2021

Stagecoach customers thanked for supporting major donations to Cardiff & Vale
Health Charity, Aneurin Bevan and Cwm Taf Health Boards as part of the NHS
Charities Together Covid-19 Appeal

Stagecoach in South Wales has thanked its customers across the country for helping to
raise more than £40,000 for the NHS Charities Together Covid-19 Appeal.

Stagecoach in South Wales introduced a temporary exact fare policy on its bus services in
May 2020 in response to feedback from the COVID-19 pandemic. Customers have been
advised that any excess payment received as a result of not giving change will be donated to
the NHS Charities Together Appeal, which supports NHS staff, volunteers and patients
impacted by Covid-19 across the country.

The temporary policy is one of many measures taken by Stagecoach to ensure that people
can continue to travel with confidence. All services in Wales have been accredited with Visit
Britain’s “We’re Good to Go” official mark, recognising the work carried out to meet
government and industry Covid-19 guidelines and the processes in place to maintain
cleanliness and aid social distancing.

The donation has been split between the Welsh partners of the COVID-19 appeal, ‘Cardiff &
Vale Health Charity’, ‘Aneurin Bevan University Health Board’ and the ‘Cwm Taf Morgannwg
Health Board’ which help support the NHS staff, volunteers and patients in their hospitals in
ways above and beyond what NHS funding can ordinarily provide.

Jamie Miles, Stagecoach Acting Operations Manager, Cwmbran met with Kathryn Thomas,
Project Manager for ‘Aneurin Bevan University Health Board’ at the new Grange Hospital in
Cwmbran to present the latest donation.

Sue Turley, Charitable Funds Officer for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board said: “The money will be used to provide additional benefits for the care and treatment of the patients, purchase of medical equipment and for the benefit of the staff, in these unprecedented times. Thank you to everyone who donated, your kindness is very much appreciated”.

Steve Webster, Director of Finance for Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board said:
“Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board would like to thank staff from Stagecoach
South Wales and the community for the very kind donation made to the health board during the COVID19 pandemic. Our staff have worked extremely hard over the last year and they continue to do so, some in areas not familiar to them to ensure we provide the best possible care for our patients.
 
“The donations received went into a staff COVID19 fund. This fund is being used to provide
facilities or items that will benefit and help the wellbeing of our staff. We are currently talking to staff on what they would like to use the funds for that will help their health and wellbeing at work. We thank you for your ongoing support”.

Nigel Winter, Managing Director for Stagecoach in South Wales, said: “We would like to
thank our customers for their help in raising such a fantastic amount for this worthy charity.
We’re very proud of the incredible job that all key workers, including our own employees, are

continuing to do and are pleased that this money will be going to support those who have
supported many others during these difficult times”.

Stagecoach customers are still asked to use contactless, mobile, pre-payment methods or
have exact change for their fare. The excess payment from the exact fare policy will continue
to be donated to the NHS appeal.


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