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.

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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.