THERE’S no masking the delight of bus firm bosses at the success of a special charity fundraising face covering.

The product – launched by Transdev, which runs Keighley Bus Company – proved so popular, extra supplies had to be ordered.

And more than £2,400 has so far been raised for NHS Charities Together through sales.

Transdev began offering the face covering – which features the colours of all the firm’s services – in June, when the Government announced that face coverings should be worn on public transport.

Alex Hornby, Transdev’s chief executive officer, has presented the first wave of proceeds – £2,475 – to NHS Charities Together.

He said: “We’ve always set out to make our buses places where people want to be seen – and the same unique touch of style we’ve become famous for went into the design of our ‘All the Colours of Transdev’ face coverings.

“Our customers tell us they really like the bright and stylish appearance of the coverings and the fact that they can be washed and used again and again, which is much better for the environment than disposable masks.

“They also encourage all those who can to wear a face covering every time they travel with us – and as more and more people continue to come back to the bus, that’s good news for everyone.

“We’re delighted by the positive response from our customers and thanks to their generosity in buying our face coverings, we’ve now been able to present the first cheque to NHS Charities Together – with more to come as sales of our coverings continue.”

Annabelle Davis, fundraising officer at NHS Charities Together, pays tribute to the company and its customers.

“A huge thank-you goes to the team at Transdev for its incredible fundraising,” she said.

“We are so grateful to everyone involved in the creation of these face coverings and would like to extend our thanks to each and every person who has so kindly donated.

“Your donations continue to make a massive difference in supporting NHS charities across the UK, enabling them to go the extra mile for staff, volunteers and patients during this difficult time.”

The face coverings are available at for £4.50 each – or £15 for a bundle of five – and from most bus stations.