A BUS driver from Taunton is getting behind the wheel of a fundraising campaign to help a children’s cancer charity which is looking after her granddaughter.

Diane Petty was chosen as charity of the month and given £750 from a sponsorship committee at First Bus to help towards her target of £5,000 to CLIC Sargent.

The charity have been caring for her granddaughter Kelsey Petty, two, who has been diagnosed with cancer three times so far in her short life.

Diane has worked at First Bus’s Taunton depot for ten years, and said: “CLIC Sargent has supported me and my family, so I wanted to give something back.”

Diane’s daughter and Kelsey’s mum, Miranda Petty took on a skydive from 15,000ft and organised a waxing event and family fun evening to raise funds for CLIC Sargent and a sensory room in the children’s unit at Musgrove Park Hospital.

Alex Carter, of First South-West, said: “We are extremely impressed with Diane’s determination in helping a charity which has helped her and her family overcome a particularly difficult time in their life.

“First Bus is always happy to help its employees who are supporting charities and causes which have made a difference to their lives and we hope that the company’s contribution will go a long way.”