Kind-hearted colleagues of a former senior tram driver are aiming to support a charity that helps breast cancer patients and their families.

This week, members of the Edinburgh Trams team will remember Evelyn Kiernan, who lost her brave battle against the disease in June last year, and to mark the anniversary they’ve named Breast Friends and Family as their ‘charity of the year’.

Over the next 12 months they will be looking to support fundraising events for the organisation that is working closely with nurses at St John’s Hospital in Livingston to provide the little things that are not covered by the NHS but make a real difference to individual patients and how they feel about themselves.

Lea Harrison, Edinburgh Trams Managing Director, commented:

Evelyn was a much-loved member of our team who went on to train many drivers, and the company wanted to honour her memory in a way that would benefit others.

By supporting this very worthy cause, we are also showing our commitment to the communities we serve while raising awareness of a charity that is making a huge difference in the lives of local people who are also fighting breast cancer.

With the support and generosity of our customers, Edinburgh Trams employees have helped to provide a real boost for a number of local charities, and I'm sure they will make a special effort to deliver for a charity that's so close to their hearts.

Further details about Breast Friends and Family can be found here.