On Sunday August 18, Wave 105’s sell-out Big Bus Day to Swanage Railway raised more than £700 for Cash for Kids charity.
Wave 105 presenter Rick Jackson was at the wheel of the open top More Bus breezer and picked up the 60 listeners along the way. After being chauffeured in style to Swanage, Rick’s passengers spent the day on the railway, stopping at Norden to visit the underground mining museum.
Adam Keen, operations manager for More Bus in Poole, Bournemouth & Swanage, said: “We were delighted to allow Rick to use one of our buses for this very worthwhile cause. All of the passengers had a great day and Rick did a superb job of driving our open top bus. He’d better watch out though, we’ll be pestering him to drive for us more often now that we know he can!”
They also received a talk about the Swanage Railway from press officer and official photographer Andrew P. M. Wright, who has been a volunteer on the award-winning heritage line since 1982.
Swanage Railway general manager, Richard Jones, said: “We were delighted to welcome those who travelled with us on the ‘Big Bus Day’ and play our part in supporting the Wave 105 Cash for Kids charity.”
Gloria Hill, charity manager of Wave 105 Cash for Kids, said: “We want to say a big thank you to More Bus for kindly donating the fantastic open top bus and to Swanage Railway for giving us the family tickets for the event. It was great to see our listeners enjoying the sights of the south as they travelled by bus and by train, while raising money for disadvantaged kids across the region at the same time.”
Wave 105 Cash for Kids is committed to supporting local children under the age of 18, who are financially, socially, emotionally or physically disadvantaged. The charity also encourages healthy lifestyle options by promoting physical, mental and general wellbeing of children and adolescents specifically within the Wave 105 region.