Our corporate fundraiser, Matt Stephenson, in orange t-shirt, met up with members of their team at Stroud station recently, where he was the grateful recipient of a giant cheque for nearly £3,000.
The total of £2,987.15 was just the ticket. It was raised over the last year through their lost money fund, where unclaimed money found on trains is donated to charity, auctioning off old train name plates and donations following their annual staff survey.
This very generous donation comes on top of the two annual train passes GWR donates, worth over £20,000. These provide free travel for our staff and our volunteer Community and Young Ambassadors to get to key events, many of which are held in London.
Matt said, “These are absolutely vital to our campaigning and awareness work and we’re so grateful to GWR for this and everything they do to raise funds and help us raise awareness – they’ve been wonderful supporters over the years.”
As well as the recent cheque, dedicated supporters at GWR – the train operating company serving South West England, South Wales, West London and the Thames Valley – have previously backed our annual May Mayhem by fundraising at stations on the Cheltenham to London Paddington line and helped distribute our signs and symptoms cards.
Thank you GWR – we really appreciate your support.