GB Railfreight are thrilled to announce that staff have raised £184,517 for Headway – the brain injury association, and Macmillan Cancer Support. Fundraising ran from January 2018 and ended in December 2019.
Over the past decade, GBRf has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for national and local charities. These charities change periodically but are always chosen by GBRf employees and are often linked with railway personnel. Headway and Macmillan have been GBRf’s chosen charities since 2018.
The two charities do incredible work in their respective fields with Macmillan not only helping with the medical needs of people affected by cancer, but also looking at the social, emotional and practical impact cancer can have, whilst campaigning for better cancer care. Headway works to promote understanding of all aspects of brain injury and provide information, support and services to survivors, their families and carers.
John Smith, Managing Director GBRf, said;
“I am absolutely delighted that once again our brilliant team have managed to raise an incredible amount of money to support the work being undertaken by Headway and Macmillan. These charities are very well deserving of every single penny.
Our employees have been organising all sorts of fundraising events, from bake sales and cycle rides, to the four-day charity charter and the pump trolley challenge. I am always impressed by the lengths GBRf colleagues will go to for a good cause.”
Jo Plant, Director of Fundraising at Headway, said:
“We would like to say a massive thank you to GB Railfreight and its staff for all their efforts over the past two years. To raise more than £90,000 is an incredible achievement and we are so grateful to everyone who contributed, either by directly donating or by giving up their time.
Every year around 350,000 people are admitted to hospital with an acquired brain injury. That’s one every 90 seconds. That’s why receiving the support of charity partner’s like GB Railfreight is vital to us.
The funds it raised will enable our frontline services to help so many people living with the effects of brain injury across the UK. Thank you!”
Leena Sirpal, Regional Fundraising Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, said:
“A huge thank you to GB Railfreight for raising an incredible amount of money for Macmillan Cancer Support. This will go such a long way to help so many people living with cancer.
With the number of people living with cancer in UK continuing to rise, the work we do at Macmillan is more urgent than ever. We are extremely grateful for the support from GB Railfreight.”
About GB Railfreight
Founded in 1999 GB Railfreight is the third largest rail freight operator in the United Kingdom, with a turnover in excess of GBP 200m. GB Railfreight is one of the fastest growing companies in the railway sector and transports goods for a wide range of customers.
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