Latest News | 8 September 2021

Bus driver completes 100-mile challenge

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A bus driver at trentbarton has completed a 100-mile walking challenge to raise cash for a youngster to have experimental medical treatment in the US.

Oma Shankar, who drives the amberline between Derby and Hucknall, completed the challenge on his days off in aid of eight-month-old Poppy Goodall, who has a rare neurological disorder called Canavan Disease.

Oma decided to do the challenge because Poppy is the granddaughter of one of his colleagues, Adrian Cadd.

Poppy’s family and their friends have been fundraising to get her to Ohio for life-transforming gene therapy.

Oma said: “I have known Adrian for many years and one day everyone was playing bingo to raise money for Poppy. I was watching and thought I could do something too.”

Oma raised £1,000 from the challenge, doubling his original target.

To donate visit The Helping Poppy fundraising website by clicking here.

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