FirstGroup staff pick new charity partner

FirstGroup staff have chosen Macmillan Cancer Support as its new national charity partner.

Employees of the public transport operator were asked to vote for one of three charities. Macmillan Cancer Support received 60% of the staff vote.

Katie Smart, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and community manager at FirstGroup, said: “This is a new chapter in our community engagement strategy and I’m delighted to be working with Macmillan Cancer Support.

“It was the clear winner in our staff vote. That enthusiasm and passion is already being reflected in fundraising efforts across the UK.”

FirstGroup’s previous national charity partner was Save the Children, which FirstGroup will continue to support, but as its secondary partner.