Rail staff choose charities to receive their donations

Cheque presentation by Thameslink and Great Northern - Karen Dimmock of Keech Hospice, Adrian Hodges from Thameslink  and Paul Scott of Keech Hospice.
Cheque presentation by Thameslink and Great Northern - Karen Dimmock of Keech Hospice, Adrian Hodges from Thameslink and Paul Scott of Keech Hospice.

Staff from across Thameslink and Great Northern have donated funds to good causes.

Two charities were nominated by staff to receive a £500 donation each, and suggested by the staff in recognition of the local work helping the community.

Environment manager Adrian Hodges presented £500 to Keech Hospice, to support their efforts in helping individuals in need.

Adrian said: “One of the Keech Hospice charity shops is on my route to work at Flitwick station and they have a number of stores throughout Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and in Milton Keynes. They provide vital support to children and adults in these areas. Karen Dimmock from the charity was so enthusiastic when I said I had put Keech forward and even more so when they were selected.”

Emma Horobin from St Neots station handed over the £500 donation to members of Huntingdon Mencap. The group were overjoyed and told how the funds would help support them to run a social event next year to support the individuals who attend the centre.

Emma said: “It’s wonderful for the company to support local charities. I volunteer with Mencap and they do such wonderful work. A lot of the volunteers worked on Christmas day and the donation means a lot.”

Staff from across the network collected non-perishable food for the Trussell Trust food banks and the teams were able to donate almost 1,000 items to be distributed to those in need.