LEADING transport provider Adventure Travel has unveiled its Charity of the Year bus which is this year dedicated to Welsh cancer charity Tenovus Cancer Care.

Adventure Travel asked its passengers to nominate good causes and 61 charities were nominated by over 600 people. 28 of those nominated were then shortlisted and put to a public ballot which saw over 28,000 votes cast via Adventure Travel’s social media platforms.

Following tens of thousands of votes and a very tight race, Tenovus Cancer Care was chosen as the Charity of the Year and will benefit from fundraising activities organised by the bus and coach operator throughout the year, as well as the dedicated Tenovus-branded bus which can now be seen across South Wales.

Tenovus Cancer Care is Wales’ leading cancer charity that supports anyone affected by cancer in communities across the country, bringing treatment, expert advice and support.

Sion Edwards, Head of Fundraising at Tenovus Cancer Care, said: “We are thrilled to have been chosen as Adventure Travel’s Charity of the Year. Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for us – we really appreciate it.

“Living with cancer can be worrying and stressful. We’re here with information, advice, practical and emotional support to help people, and their loved ones, live with cancer. This partnership will help us raise awareness and funds for our vital services, including our mobile support units, free support line, benefits advice and counselling service.

“We are enjoying working with the Adventure Travel team and making the most of this wonderful opportunity.”

 

Adam Keen, Managing Director at Adventure Travel, said: “We would like to thank everyone who took the time to either nominate a charity or vote for their choice. The response we had was overwhelming and exceeded the number of votes cast the previous year.

“The voting was very close all the way through, but Tenovus came out on top and we are delighted to work with them as our Charity of the Year.”

 

For more information about Adventure Travel, visit www.adventuretravel.cymru.