A PAIR of health charities have received £14,000 each from the region's transport body.

Over two years, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) raised the cash for local branches of both Macmillan Cancer Support and the Alzheimer’s Society.

It comes from variety of fundraising activities, ranging from bake sales through to World Cup sweepstakes.

Emma Vallely, a member of the TfGM charity committee, said she was "really proud" of the amount , which is the most the organisation has ever raised.

She said: “I’m really proud of the amount of money we’ve raised for both charities.

“Not only is it a record for the organisation but it shows just how committed TfGM is when it comes to putting more than just transport back into the communities it serves.

“The team has worked so hard over the last two years to make a real difference and so it’s testament to all their efforts that we’ve raised so much for two really great charities.”

Suzie Gordon, Greater Manchester’s community fundraiser for the alzheimer’s society, added: “It’s wonderful that TfGM has given so much of their time to support Alzheimer’s Society over the past two years.

“Their hard work is evident in the huge amount raised. Dementia devastates lives, but dementia won’t win. Until the day we find a cure we will be here for anyone affected by dementia, where they are, whatever they’re going through.

“We need more people like the staff at TfGM to join us now and unite against dementia.”