Hero­ics on the buses sup­port­ing sick kids

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Near You -

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.

Pic­ture: Mar­cus Whisson

Colin Gilder­sleve, Simon Mack and Ron Gawthorne, Path Tran­sit man­agers at Mor­ley de­pot.

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