First Bus Glasgow put best foot forward during Santa Dash 2016.

First Bus Glasgow ran for charity in this year's Santa Dash
First Bus Glasgow ran for charity in this year's Santa Dash

Dozens of staff at local bus operator First Glasgow and their families took part in Sunday’s Santa Dash through the city to raise money for cancer charities.

A team of 40, which included staff from the company’s East End Bothy at Caledonia depot and their families, put their best boots forward to take part in the annual charity event, which attracts thousands of participants every year.

They were raising money for the event’s chosen good cause, the Beatson Cancer Charity, and also Marie Curie.

First Glasgow provided free travel for all Santa Dash participants and discounted fares for their families and friends on the day.

Driver and Union Safety Representative, David Cairns, said: “It was a great turnout by the team – we basically had a busload of Santas turn up to take part, including 10 of our kids!

“All credit to our Gym Committee who put this all together. It’s just one of the events we encourage our drivers to take part in every year.”

First Glasgow Interim Managing Director, Alex Perry, said: “It’s wonderful to see such a big team from First Glasgow supporting this annual event for good causes and we’re very proud of them.

“First Glasgow was also supporting the event by providing free travel for Santa Dashers and cut price fares for families and friends. We’re keen to play our part in making this event a great success every year.”

The final tally for money raised by the team has yet to be confirmed but will be in excess of £1,000.