On Friday 17th February, GB Railfreight handed over the final cheque of £200,728 to Prostate Cancer UK at its Charity Handover Event at the Leonardo Royal Hotel in London. In attendance was TV presenter and Prostate Cancer UK Ambassador, Rob Bell and Chairman of Network Rail, Lord Hendy.
During the partnership, GBRf held a number of fundraising events including a four-day charity charter across the UK rail network which raised over £140,000. Working together with Prostate Cancer UK, a series of events were organised across the country for men to check their risk levels, for a disease which affects one in eight men across the UK.
Speaking at the event, CEO of GB Railfreight, John Smith said:
“We have always had fundraising at the heart of the company’s values, and I am so proud to say that over two years we have raised over £200,000 for Prostate Cancer UK. We wanted to raise as much money as possible but also to get men talking about this terrible disease. The team at Prostate Cancer UK have been fantastic in helping us hold a series of roadshow events across the country, where we got men to check their risk levels. Please get checked. It’s easy. It can save your life.”
Chairman of Network Rail, Lord Hendy said:
“The charity trains charters have been a huge success and have raised so much money for a charity that is looking at an issue that affects so many of us. These diseases do not discriminate, they affect all of us.”
TV Presenter and Prostate Cancer UK Ambassador, Rob Bell thanked GB Railfreight for their hard work on Twitter:
Huge congratulations to GB Railfreight for this extremely successful partnership with Prostate Cancer UK – I was delighted to be part of this celebration…”