Staff at Oxford Bus Company have donated almost £60,000 to children’s charity Barnardo’s.

Oxford Bus Company has raised £58,280 via a payroll donation scheme and the charity’s tax-efficient workplace lottery scheme, the Winners Club. The money is used by the charity to help deliver its charitable work in the community. Barnardo’s supports nearly 300,000 children, young people, parents and carers.

Earlier this week Anne Bailey, Relationship Co-ordinator at Barnardo’s, visited Oxford Bus Company’s Cowley House to thank the team.

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Ms Bailey said: “Barnardo’s is extremely thankful to everyone at Oxford Bus Company for their long-standing support. Over the last 30 years, it has raised over £58,000 for our work.

Phil Southall, managing director at the company, said: “This is a fantastic achievement by our colleagues, past and present, and has helped make a real difference to so many people.

"We’re so proud of our team and their on-going commitment to giving back to our community in so many ways.”