Bus drivers holding their calendars at Stockport bus depot

BUS drivers in Greater Manchester have been stripping off to produce not one but two cheeky calendars for 2024!

The naked calendars featuring Stagecoach Manchester staff will raise money to support breast cancer and prostate cancer charities. Staff hope they’ll also act as a year-long reminder for people to be aware of the signs and symptoms of cancer and to get checked out if they notice something that’s not normal for them.

Stagecoach Manchester bus drivers and staff who have posed for a semi naked 2024 calendar to help raise funds and awareness about cancer.

Bus driver David Carlyon, 51, from Eccles, said: “We wanted to raise awareness of prostate cancer as some members of the group have been affected personally by this disease. So, we put our thinking caps on and decided to do a very tasteful calendar of all us bus drivers. We are not models. We are real men with not the best of bodies, but this didn’t matter!

“Quite a few of us have been touched by cancer. I lost my dad to prostate cancer when I was 15 and I watched him go through his treatment. It has had a lasting impact on me. The calendar is our way of doing something to help raise funds and have a bit of fun too.”

A group of staff from Stockport and Hyde bus depots posed for photos which they took on their phones at home. Their calendar will raise money for Prostate Cancer UK. Once word of the men’s calendar was out, some of the women asked about doing one too.

Simon Stopford, Lead Mental Health First Aider for Stagecoach Manchester, said: “I put a list out for male volunteers and was very surprised by the amount of interest! Then I got approached by the ladies asking if they could get involved, so we now have two charity calendars!”

The women’s calendar is raising money for breast cancer charity Coppa Feel.