Bus company grants support for charity

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South Yorkshire’s biggest bus company has donated money to help fund the work of a Sheffield-based contact centre for children from separated families.

St Andrew’s Child Contact Centre, off West Street, was presented with a cheque for £600 by First.

The contact centre offers a safe and welcoming place where the children of separated parents can meet the non-resident parent, whom they would otherwise potentially lose touch with.

Many of the people who use the centre, which opened in 1995, are referred by family courts in Sheffield and the centre is seen as a vital support through the early stages of family separation. Funding was granted by First’s regional charity committee.

One of its members, Sheffield bus driver Derek Russell, said: “We see it as our responsibility to offer support.”