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GB Railfreight raises more than £90,000 for Headway

Wed 12 Feb 2020

We are pleased to announce that GB Railfreight has raised a staggering £92,258 during its time taking on the Headway Challenge Baton.

 

Throughout the two year challenge, staff took on a number of events, the highlight being a charity charter event which saw 400 train enthusiasts tour the UK in special carriages pulled by rarely-seen locomotives. Its staff also organised all sorts of fundraising events, from bake sales and cycle rides, to the pump trolley challenge – where four members from the commercial team pumped a railway trolley for 40 miles.

Jo Plant, Director of Fundraising, 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. Thank you!”

John Smith, Managing Director at GB Railfreight, said: “I am absolutely delighted that for another year our brilliant team have managed to raise an incredible amount of money to support the work being undertaken by Headway. It is very well deserving of every single penny.”

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