Former King’s Lynn bus driver appeal for cancer cause

Stagecoach buses at Wisbech Horsefair ANL-160418-111017009
Stagecoach buses at Wisbech Horsefair ANL-160418-111017009

A fundraising appeal has been set up in support of a former Lynn bus driver who claimed he was sacked after being diagnosed with cancer.

Andrew Street set up the Gofundme page to help Jim McMullan following his dispute with Stagecoach.

But funds raised from the appeal will now go to Macmillan Cancer Support after Mr McMullan himself stepped in to request that.

Mr Street said that was typical of his friend’s “selfless” nature.

Mr McMullan’s story hit the headlines earlier this month after he posted two letters on Facebook, which showed him being called to a meeting to discuss “the incident”, followed by confirmation of his dismissal.

The documents were shared more than 5,000 times and prompted calls for a boycott of the firm’s services, though managers said they would hold further talks with Mr McMullan about his illness.

Mr Street said he had set up the appeal in order to give his friend, who he has known for around seven years, a boost following his diagnosis with myelodysplasia, a form of the disease which reduces the number of healthy red blood cells in the blood.

He said: “It’s not about me. It’s about him. He wants to do something positive and it’s giving him a little lift.”

To support the appeal, visit www.gofundme.com/2jkzvk4