Customer Relations Team is nominated for Charity Award

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Employees at Abellio Greater Anglia’s Customer Contact Centre have been nominated for a rail industry award for their contributon to charity.

Eight employees, led by Customer Relations Advisor, Steven Farrell, have been nominated for the David Maidment Award for Charity at this year’s RailStaff Awards. The Award recognises rail employees who have made a real difference by fundraising in their own time.

Steven Farrell, Dave Bodymore, Emma Pitcher, Karen Shank, Jake Goodliffe and Shirley Block organized a 21-mile sponsored walk from Great Yarmouth to Norwich in April to raise money for Sport Relief.

Dave Bodymore and Karen James, then also pledged to shave their heads if the team hit their fundraising target!

Thanks to their efforts and a cake sale held at the Customer Contact Centre, the team beat their target by raising £1133 for Sport Relief, leading to the nomination at this year’s RailStaff Awards.

The Railstaff Awards recognises and celebrates the courage, bravery and professionalism of the people who deliver the railway.

Abellio Greater Anglia employees have received a total of 10 nominations this year.

The winner of the David Maidment Award for Charity will be announced at a ceremony to be held on Saturday 25th October in Warwickshire.