Casey, a dedicated driver at Stagecoach Plymouth, embarked on a mission to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK by participating in the Run the Month Challenge throughout January. The challenge requires participants to run 26.2 miles, equivalent to a marathon distance, and Casey, surpassed this goal by covering an impressive 52.4 miles by the end of the month.
Casey, who joined Stagecoach two years ago as a trainee driver, has become an integral part of the Plymouth team. Having initially started as a Falcon driver, he is currently driving the Gold (Plymouth to Paignton) and 38 (Ivybridge to Exeter) bus routes, as well as other local services around Plymouth.
His commitment to raising awareness for Prostate Cancer UK is fuelled by his personal experiences, having previously worked for the NHS in the Oncology department at Derriford Hospital. Witnessing the impact of cancer on people’s lives has motivated Casey to contribute positively to the cause.
“When I saw the Run the Month Challenge online, I thought I’d sign up and help raise funds and awareness for Prostate Cancer, which affects 1 in 8 men. Sadly, like many of us, I’ve had personal experience of losing friends and family to cancer, so it’s good to do something that can have a positive impact and help this charity,” said Casey.
While initially aiming for the marathon distance of 26.2 miles, Casey’s dedication and determination have seen him surpass his goal and set a new target of 52.4 miles.
Peter Knight Stagecoach South West Managing Director said: “The Stagecoach team extends their best wishes to Casey his challenge and commends his remarkable achievements so far. So far Casey has raised over £500 which is an amazing amount.”
To support Casey further the community is encouraged to contribute to his JustGiving page: https://runthemonthme.prostatecanceruk.org/fundraising/caseys-marathon-in-a-month.