Greater Anglia’s Santa trains help raise money for Alzheimer’s UK

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Generous rail passengers have donated more than £100 to charity after Greater Anglia ran a series of successful Santa trains.

Customers donated £130 to the Alzheimer’s Society while travelling on Santa trains earlier this month.

Hundreds of families joined Santa as he travelled around the rail network and relaxed in his grotto at Norwich station.

Santa at Ipswich station

The events were organised in association with the East Suffolk Lines, Bittern Line and Wherry Lines Community Rail Partnerships.

Paul Haynes, Greater Anglia’s Community Partnerships Manager, said: “We were very pleased to welcome so many families on our trains and at Norwich station. The events were very well attended and we hope to do something similar next year.

“We are very grateful to our customers for their generous donation to the Alzheimer’s Society. We have been working with the charity at Norwich station to hold Dementia coffee mornings, and we are very pleased to further support them by running our Santa trains.”