Norwich rail station team raises £10K for charity

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Norwich rail passengers have helped to raise £10K for people in need by supporting fundraising events held by station staff.

Nicola Garwood, Norwich Welcome Host, and the station team have put on many fundraising events since September 2016 to raise money for charities such as Macmillan, Sarcoma UK, British Heart Foundation, Age UK and the National Autistic Society.

This month, their fundraising total hit £10,000.

The team has held events such as such as coffee mornings, silent auctions and dressing up in crazy outfits, and they have even welcomed a therapy pony onto the concourse.

They also support Macmillan’s coffee morning, monthly dementia awareness and support meetings, ‘Think Pink’ for cancer research, The Samaritans 'Brew Monday' and have organised a Valentine’s themed event for the British Heart Foundation.

Nicola commented, “We’re in a great position, with so many people passing through the station, to help some fantastic charities achieve their aims and put a smile on so many people's faces. I’m delighted we’ve raised so much and so grateful to our amazing passengers and colleagues who have dug deep to support our fundraising events.

“I feel it’s so important to be able to give something back and adds an extra dimension of satisfaction to working at the station.”

Greater Anglia’s Area Customer Service Manager, James Reeve, commented, “Nicola and her team work tirelessly throughout the year raising awareness and donations for so many charities, while at the same time ensuring that all our customers are well looked after too. She’s one in a million!”