FIRST SOUTH YORKSHIRE is celebrating 20 years of supporting St Luke’s Hospice in Sheffield by hosting a special fundraising open day on Sunday September 16.
The local bus operator has supported St Luke’s Hospice by providing free shuttle bus services to special events and is continuing this support by holding an open day at its Olive Grove Depot on September 16 and is encouraging locals to attend and support the event, which will run from 11am until 4pm.
Among the attractions throughout the day will be rides on a selection of modern and heritage vehicles, an opportunity to experience a bus wash ride, a bus pull by a local strong man and a chance to look around the depot and visit exciting stalls.
There will also be a special naming ceremony to launch the event and celebrate the company’s partnership with St Luke’s.
“This is a partnership that has meant a great deal to our supporters over the years” said St Luke’s Senior Corporate Fundraising Manager Joasia Lesniak.
“We thank First for their many years of support and commitments to St Luke’s and look forward to continuing this special partnership for many years to come.”
Andy Metcalfe, Performance Manager at First South Yorkshire, added: “As a major employer in the region, we are committed to supporting the local communities and we’re proud to have supported St Luke’s Hospice for the past 20 years – and hopefully many more to come.
“Our open day is a fantastic opportunity to come and see what it’s like behind the scenes at First South Yorkshire and we’ll also have different food and activities available to keep people of all ages entertained for the day.
“We look forward to welcoming everyone there on Sunday 16th September and hope that the day is both memorable and raises a lot of money for an excellent local cause close to many hearts.”
The open day will take place on Sunday September 16 from 11am until 4pm at First South Yorkshire, Olive Grove depot, S2 3GA. For more information on First South Yorkshire visit https://www.firstgroup.com/south-yorkshire/