Arriva Driver has her head shaved for Cancer Fund raising
Having a full head of hair is a natural gift but the recent head shaving of Deena Gajjar, an Arriva London bus driver from Arriva’s Croydon garage, to raise money for Cancer Research UK is a very generous one.
Deena has always been a giver to charity and a habitual fund raiser with all sorts of projects, including a climb of Mount Kilimanjaro, but this one is literally the most hair raising one she has ever undertaken.
Supported by a whole host of colleagues in the Croydon garage entrance hall, Deena took the ultimate plunge and had her favourite hairdresser remove all of her shiny locks until she was completely bald.
Deena’s fund raising target was £1,000 but to date she has collected over £3,000 from colleagues, family and friends, including a generous donation from Arriva.
“I have wanted to do this for sometime now but needed to pluck up the courage to do it. I also wanted to understand what it feels like to lose your hair and I’m really glad now that I’ve done it, with a big thank you to all of those who have given me such great support”
Gary Smith the operating manger at Croydon said:-
“Arriva has a policy of supporting charity in all sorts of ways, as can be seen through Payroll Giving. We also encourage individuals to achieve their specific charitable wishes and are very proud of Deena and all that she has done.”
Published : Thu 30th Mar. 2017 - Wed 10th May. 2017
The visit had been organised following Leon meeting Enfield bus driver Malkiat Birdi, whilst he was attending the TfL initiative for drivers called Hello London.
Making the capital’s buses as simple to use as the London Underground is a new initiative being trialled on seven London bus routes, including Arriva London routes 150 and 128.
In association with TfL and HCT Transport, we opened our doors to welcome the public, giving them the opportunity to explore the garage, meet our operations teams, ride on a bus through the bus wash, tour our operations control centres and see & ride on some historic preserved buses.
Our recent route gains in North London include route 19, from Finsbury Park to Battersea Bridge (South Side), which has meant implementing an extensive mobilisation programme to maintain our high standards.
One of the most important elements in Arriva London’s development is the training and education it offers its staff, from engineering apprentices to graduate trainees, everyone in the business is offered the opportunity to develop and flourish.
The introduction of all new Hybrid vehicles on route 249, which Arriva London starts operating this Saturday, underlines one of our key brand values - ‘Great customer experience - We keep our customers happy every day’.