GWR staff and Meningitis Now volunteers will be turning stations orange to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of the disease, and to raise vital funds.
This is the second year that GWR have dedicated a whole day to our May Mayhem campaign, and everyone is hoping to beat last year’s fantastic total of £2,458.77.
Mark Evans, Customer Ambassador South Cotswolds line, said, “Staff at GWR have worked very hard on this event, enjoying the build-up and looking forward to the day itself.”
“This charity is without doubt a worthy cause, as you never know who or when the disease will strike.”
The Meningitis Trust pull engine will be in use again this year, arriving at Gloucester for 10.46 and waiting for approximately ten minutes before departing.
Fundraising will be taking place at the following stations: Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud, Kemble, Swindon, Didcot Parkway, Reading and London Paddington.
There will also be an information stand at Stroud, and a pop-up cake stall at Kemble.
Harry Gardner, Corporate Account Executive at Meningitis Now, said, “GWR have been great supporters of Meningitis Now over the last year, and we are so grateful that GWR are once again supporting May Mayhem.”
“We know that a lot of preparation goes in to co-ordinating staff to help on this day of fundraising, and we really appreciate the help of each and every person who gets involved.”
“We really hope that anyone passing through stations on the Cheltenham to London Paddington line this Friday gets involved and supports Meningitis Now by donating whatever they can.”
“All funds raised will go towards helping families and individuals who have been affected by meningitis to get the support they need to rebuild their lives.”