Andy's Bus Hopping for Cystic Fibrosis


An intrepid fundraiser is about to set off on a 300 mile adventure for UHNM Charity using only his bus pass and a space hopper for company.

Andy Cole from Swadlincote will use his concessionary bus pass to travel from the UK’s furthest inland point to Land’s End in Cornwall over five days to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Team at the Royal Stoke University Hospital.   

Andy said: “I recently received my bus pass and thought what I need to do is have an adventure with it. So I’m setting off, accompanied by my orange space hopper, from a point on the UK mainland, according to the Ordnance Survey, which is furthest from the sea to Land’s End using only local buses. This happens to be on a farm two villages from where we live in South Derbyshire. From here it’s a short walk across the fields to my first bus stop, and I hope to arrive at Land’s End five days later.”

“I’ve have been inspired to do this by my eldest Granddaughter Isabelle who has Cystic Fibrosis. She endures her condition with such a positive attitude that it shames the rest of us when we moan about trivial things that are insignificant compared to the problems and situations she faces in her daily routine. This is only made possible by the care she is given by the amazing Cystic Fibrosis team at UHNM in Stoke.”

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You can keep up-to-date with Andy’s progress on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #popsakaandre or #buspass4cf.

If you would like to fundraise for UHNM Charity visit for more information, or call 01782 676444 to speak to one of the UHNM Chaity team.