Kwik Fit opts for a Charity of the Year

Kwik Fit has selected Children with Cancer UK as its first Charity of the Year, following a vote open to 5,000 Kwik Fit employees. The partnership will run throughout 2019 and has a fundraising target of £1m with the objective of helping to fund a new family accommodation at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Kwik Fit staff chose from a shortlist of three national charities, each of which had produced a bespoke appeal message for the company. Children with Cancer UK received over half the votes cast by employees.

Jason Rigby, director of fundraising and communications of Children with Cancer UK, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been chosen by Kwik Fit staff as their very first charity of the year. The enthusiasm we have already seen from Kwik Fit has been incredible and we are sure that this partnership will help ensure that children with cancer, along with their families, continue to receive the right care and support at a time when they need it the most.”

During the year, Kwik Fit will run a host of fundraising activities to support the charity’s work, including a major cycling event connecting Kwik Fit centres, mass participation by staff in the Virgin Money London Marathon and the Simplyhealth Great North Run, a staff lottery, golf days and other local events.

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