Bus driver Julie Wood pulled out all the stops for charity and allowed a colleague to shave off all her hair.
Julie has seen close up the devastating effects of cancer and wanted to help combat the disease.
So she allowed fellow driver Kerry Stoklasa to get her clippers out and remove her red barnet.
Colleagues watched in the Bournemouth town centre HQ as Julie’s hair fell to the floor.
Another colleague, Sarah Gill, baked cakes and sold them and the company also made a donation.
Julie said: “After seeing what cancer can do I wanted to do my bit to raise some money.
“Having my head shaved seemed like a good idea and colleagues, friends and my passengers were incredibly generous.”
Jenni Wilkinson, Yellows’ Head of Marketing and Customer Excellence, said: “Our Mufti Day is a regular event in the calendar and the staff always get involved.
“We are really proud of Julie for such a selfless contribution and raising awareness.
“We were very happy to get behind her initiative and help her raise money for such a great cause.
“Our charity days raise money for a variety of causes and as always it’s down to our wonderful staff and passengers.”
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Yellow Buses operates a fleet of 137 buses and 18 coaches with a staff of 450. It carries more than 15m passengers a year with its vehicles operating nearly five million miles across the Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and East Dorset area. The Yellows are part of RATP Group, the world’s fifth largest public transport provider. www.bybus.co.uk
With 14 million passengers every day worldwide, RATP group is the fifth largest urban transport operator in the world. The multimodal network operated by RATP in the Paris region, with its 14 metro lines (including two driverless lines), two regional express network (RER) lines, seven tramway lines, 350 bus lines and shuttle services catering to the region’s two international airports, is the largest of its kind in the world to be managed by a single company.
RATP group can devise, design and implement infrastructure development projects, operate and maintain networks irrespective of the transport mode (metro, regional train, tramway and bus) and develop innovative services to promote mobility such as passenger information, electronic ticketing, pricing and customer marketing. The automation of Paris metro’s Line 1, which was completed at the end of 2012, is a world first and once again has demonstrated the ability of RATP group to complete particularly complex projects.
RATP group has a workforce of nearly 60,000 worldwide and in 2015 generated revenue of 5,556 million euros.
RATP Dev is RATP a group subsidiary set up in 2002 to export the Group’s operation and maintenance knowhow outside the historic network operated by RATP in the Paris region. RATP Dev now operates in 15 countries on four continents (United Kingdom, France, Italy, Switzerland, Algeria, Morocco, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, India, China, South Korea, the Philippines, the USA and Brazil). In 2015 RATP Dev generated revenue of 1,144 million euros.