Female bus drivers take on Race For Life to raise over £2,000 for Cancer Research UK

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A GROUP of female bus drivers took their feet from the pedal to the pavement for Cancer Research UK.

Around 25 women from the Chichester and Worthing depots of bus operator Stagecoach raised more than £2,000 in the Race For Life on Worthing seafront.

Running five kilometres from Steyne Gardens along the promenade, the all-girl team managed to raise £2,425.50.

Organiser Michelle Stanbridge was ‘overwhelmed’ by her colleagues’ support.

She said: ‘I wanted to do this event because it raises money for a good cause and it’s fun as well.’

Stagecoach’s pledge continued with the launch of a pink double-decker bus, which has become a familiar sight along coastal roads.

Maria Muggridge, assistant operations manager at Stagecoach’s Worthing depot, said: ‘We wanted to do something to create further awareness of the Cancer Research UK campaign and have decided to dedicate a special pink livery to such a great cause.’