Uttlesford Buffy Bus fundraiser proves just the ticket as Santander bank donate £1,500

Catherine Fenn-Smith and Rosie Juhl, vice-chairman and project manager of the Buffy Bus Association,

Catherine Fenn-Smith and Rosie Juhl, vice-chairman and project manager of the Buffy Bus Association, are presented with the cheque from Santander Saffron Walden branch manager Robert Simmonds, personal banker Daniel Frost, and custmer service adviser Angeline Gumbeze, and service and control manager Anna Vulliamy. - Credit: Archant

The wheels of the Uttlesford Buffy Bus will turn a little easier following the donation of more than £1,500.

Organisers of the charity hosted a quiz night at Sewards End village hall, in November, and they were assisted by staff members of the Santander Saffron Walden branch.

The bank also matched the takings, and presented a cheque to representative of the playbus last week. It will help in its work to provide early years activities for pre-school children and their carers in rural and isolated communities within Uttlesford.

Branch manager Robert Simmonds said: “I have been on the bus to see what goes on and I know what great work the charity does. It was a good opportunity for us to make a difference in the community.”

Buffy Bus project manager, Rosie Juhl, said: “It is an excellent amount of money to raise and we would very much like to thank Santander.”


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The quiz night raised a total of £2,600.

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