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 : Fri 10th Nov. 2017 - Wed 20th Dec. 2017
Last June, Arriva London was delighted to have been re-awarded the TfL contract to run route W6 (Edmonton Green – Southgate Station) for a further five years, starting in January 2018 with brand new buses.
As the festive season approaches, we all look forward to the good-will of giving and receiving, and this was truly illustrated last week when members of our staff made a tour of London, on our open top bus, to meet representatives of some of their charities they give to through their Payroll Giving and celebrate #GivingTuesday.
Arriva London scooped three awards at the National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards held in November.
Arriva London collected three prestigious awards at the UK Bus Awards held at the historic Troxy cinema venue in Limehouse, East London.
This year’s Lord Mayor’s Show, on 11th November, was an amazing cause for celebration, not only to welcome in the new Lord Mayor, but also to celebrate another year of Platinum giving by our wonderfully generous Payroll Givers.
Route 175 operates with 16 double-deck vehicles from our Barking garage, with a twelve-minute frequency during the day. Route 103 operates from our Grays garage with 14 buses, with an eight-minute daytime frequency.