BUS enthusiasts from the North West Vehicle Restoration Trust boarded a preserved double decker to raise money for the appeal for poorly Leigh boy Braiden-Lee Prescott.

Fifty of them visited Stagecoach Manchester's depots in Ardwick, Sharston, Ashton under Lyne and Wigan on a tour which Leigh-based Nicholas Lawley, a NWVRT member, helped organise.

Nicholas said: "We wanted to raise money for the appeal as several trust members were aware of how vital it is that Braiden receives treatment. Coming from Leigh, I've been aware of how important this appeal is and have followed Braiden's progress both in the local media and on Facebook.

"As some of the NWVRT members also work for Stagecoach, we felt this was a way to show the company's commitment to the local community as well as proving to be benefitial to Braiden.

Nicholas and John Glover (NWVRT members and Stagecoach employees), Dave Birchall and James Rowlands of NWVRT, and Stagecoach MD Chris Bowles and operations manager Stuart Roughley co-ordinated the event which raised £850 including a £250 donation from Stagecoach