Heroics on the buses supporting sick kids
BUS drivers and Transperth staff members will transform into superheroes and movie characters next Wednesday to mark the 20th anniversary of supporting sick children. Transperth has held Radio Lollipop uniform-free day on the third Wednesday in March fundraising for the organisation since it established in Perth in 1995. During that time, Transperth has raised more than $1 million to help comfort and put smiles on sick children’s faces across six West Australian hospitals. Path Transit area manager Colin Gildersleve, who works at the Morley depot, said his first memory of the inaugural uniform-free day had never left him. “My first recollection of that day was about 5am when one of the first buses was going out in the dark; I looked out the window and saw the driver sitting there dressed up as Priscilla Queen of the Desert,” Mr Gildersleve said. To donate, visit www.transperth.wa.gov.au and click the Radio Lollipop banner.
Colin Gildersleve, Simon Mack and Ron Gawthorne, Path Transit managers at Morley depot.