Local bus operator Busways is decking the halls of its buses this festive season with bright and colourful decorations all for a good cause.
Spreading Christmas cheer around the community with its dressed up buses, Busways will be raising funds for local charity WestCare Community Services.
The annual Christmas Bus initiative is spread across Busways’ 18 depots from Yamba on the NSW north coast to Londsale in South Australia and of course Penrith for western Sydney.
Busways Penrith Operations Manager, Andrew Robertson, said each depot chooses a local charity to raise money for, with Penrith selecting WestCare Community Services, which helps people from the area who are in need.
“Our Christmas Bus Initiative is driven by the people working at our depots who chose a local charity to support and have taken pride in decorating their buses,” Mr Robertson said.
“Our Christmas buses get behind a great cause and create a good feeling for everyone, our drivers can’t wait to see the smiling faces of their passengers when they hop on the bus each day.”
With a selection of Busways Penrith buses showing off their merry looks on a range of different routes, Mr Robertson said they are asking customers to get on board and support the fundraising ‘drive’.
Busways will then add to donations received with its own $5,000 donation spread across all the selected charities.
“Busways wishes all our customers a happy and safe festive holiday season and we encourage the community to enjoy and donate,” he said.
“We’d love to top funds raised in previous years after what has been a challenging year for many to say the least.”
The buses will be decked out and around town until Tuesday, December 22. Customers can donate on-board by scanning a QR code located within the Christmas buses.
People can also donate at www.gofundme.com/f/fundraiser-for-westcare-community-services.
Donations will be accepted until Monday, December 21.
A graduate of Western Sydney University, Emily covers Local, State and Federal politics for the Weekender, as well as crime and general news.