Southeastern

13 Oct 2017

Southeastern employees raise over £7000 for charities

Southeastern employees raise over £7000 for charities: Railway Children cheque presentation

Southeastern employees have raised over £7000 this year for the charities picked by them

Southeastern employees have raised an amazing £2998 for the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust and £4100 for the Railway Children charity through the internal employee survey. 

Teams at London Bridge and Friars Bridge Court helped to present the cheques to both charities earlier this week.

Taiwo Ajala, platform staff member at London Bridge said: “The Employee Survey is a fantastic way for us to give money back to charity. I think it’s brilliant that the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust gives young people a future.”

Stuart Mizen, planning specialist said: “I think it’s great that people get to have their say and donate to a great cause at the same time.”

Marie Robson, Partnerships Relationship Manager at Dame Kelly Holmes Trust said: “We’re very grateful to receive these funds and they will make a real difference to the young people facing disadvantage in the south east region – thanks for your support.”

Dame Kelly Holmes Trust
Dame Kelly Holmes Trust

Dave Ellis, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Railway Children also thanked employees, saying, “Each and every one who completed the survey and nominated the Railway Children to be supported, has played a part in helping us reach out to, and safeguard some of the most vulnerable children and young people within the Southeastern region. You should all be incredibly proud of the difference we’re making to children’s lives together.”

Contact information

Southeastern Press Office

020 3750 2204

press.office@southeasternrailway.co.uk

Notes to editors

  1. In 2017 Southeastern employees voted for the charities they’d like to support until 2018 – and they chose the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust and the Railway Children.
  2. The Railway Children aims to improve the situation for children who run away and make a lasting difference to their lives. Donations will help them reach out to children on the Southeastern Network in the South East, get them off the streets, and out of danger.
  3. The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust supports young people between the ages of 14-25 who are facing disadvantage, to live a positive life. Some are carers; other have a disability or learning difficulty. Some are homeless; or have had challenging upbringings with no role model. Southeastern doesn't just support the Trust financially, but also creates opportunities for them to thrive in the workplace and empower others. Some of the young people have even found employment with Southeastern.

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