Central Coast bus operator Busways is spreading the Christmas spirit to raise funds for two charities as it gives its buses a festive makeover.
A selection of Busways’ Central Coast buses have been decked out in Christmas finery and will brighten the region’s streets until December 22, running on variety of different routes.
Customers are asked to get on board and support the festive fundraising drive, donating to the Starlight Children’s Foundation (in the Gosford area) or Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (in the Wyong area).
Busways has started the ball rolling with a $5,000 donation to be shared by charities nominated across all its 18 depots from Yamba on the NSW north coast to Penrith in Western Sydney and Lonsdale in South Australia.
Operations Manager at Gosford, Jeff Grima, said the Christmas Bus Initiative was driven by the people working at the company’s Central Coast depots.
“Staff have taken pride in decorating their buses and can’t wait to see the smiling faces of their passengers when they hop on the bus each day,” Grima said.
“We’d love to top funds raised in previous years after what has been a challenging year for many to say the least.
“Our Christmas buses get behind a great cause and create a good feeling for everyone.
“We encourage the community to enjoy and donate.
“Busways wishes all our customers a happy and safe festive holiday season.”
Media release, Dec 1