‘Santa Bus’ offers Christmas cheer

Bus driver Graham Tinnion on his bus dressed as Santa, raising money for Missions Christmas
Bus driver Graham Tinnion on his bus dressed as Santa, raising money for Missions Christmas
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A Preston bus driver is spreading Christmas cheer by dressing up as the big man himself.

Grandad-of-five Graham Tinnion has been playing the part of Father Christmas all week on his rounds of Preston and Chorley.

The 60-year-old Stagecoach driver decided to raise money for a children’s charity in the process.

He said: “I did it last year when I worked in Barrow and the response was phenomenal - people were buying day rider tickets to ride the ‘Santa Bus’. It was full of kids, it was great!”

Stagecoach is supporting Rock FM’s Mission Christmas this year, which collects presents for underprivileged children and money for the Cash for Kids charity.

Graham, 60, a former policeman and army officer, added: “When I found out about Cash for Kids I thought it would be a good opportunity to bring some festive cheer to my passengers, as well as raising money for a good cause.

“It’s been going really well.”