Bus operator Arriva is supporting a major Merseyside cancer charity and will help during their biggest annual fundraising event.
Arriva will be supporting Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, becoming the headline sponsor for its Glow Green Night Walk next month and donating £10,000 to the Merseyside charity.
Friday, 2 February will see Liverpool coming together to mark World Cancer Day for Clatterbridge Cancer Charity.
Some of the most iconic landmarks in Liverpool will light up in green along the the 8km city centre route, including the Three Graces, the Radio City Tower and St George’s Hall.
There will also be the chance during the Glow Green Night Walk to pause and reflect, as hundreds of lanterns will light up the steps of the Metropolitan Cathedral.
Last year, more than 1,100 people did the sponsored walk, all dressed in glowing green, raising £160,000 for the charity.
A launch event to mark Arriva’s collaboration with Clatterbridge Cancer Charity was held on Wednesday, January 10, at Arriva’s Speke Depot, attended by representatives from Arriva North West and Clatterbridge Cancer Charity.
Arriva will be helping on the night and providing water and treats for participants from a bus outside Clatterbridge Cancer Centre – Liverpool.
Richard Hoare, area director for Arriva North West, said, “We’re really proud to be supporting this great cause and helping to raise awareness of the great work done by Clatterbridge Cancer Charity.
“Our bus services cover Merseyside extensively and many of our customers and staff have been affected by cancer either directly or indirectly. If it’s important to them, then it’s important to us because the people we serve are our community.
“We always strive to do the right thing and make a difference so it’s a pleasure to be involved with Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, which helps people, including our valued customers and employees.”
Katrina Bury, CEO of Clatterbridge Cancer Charity said, “We really appreciate the support given by Arriva, for both the charity, and our fundraisers on the night”.
“We know from past events that the people of Merseyside will come out and support us because our charity is close to people’s hearts. We fund a range of projects at the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, including innovations in patient care, life-saving research and hospital staff wellbeing.”
Anyone who wants to take part in the Glow Green event will be helping Clatterbridge Cancer Charity support people with cancer throughout the region.
Register to take part here: Glow Green Night Walk Liverpool
Photograph shows (left to right)
Katrina Bury – CEO Clatterbridge Cancer Charity
Gerry Devine – Arriva driver
Ryan Lowday – Arriva relief operations supervisor
Jenna Hoare – Arriva head of service delivery
Helen McLoughlin – corporate fundraising manager at Clatterbridge Cancer Charity
Mark Brack – Arriva site manager