Rail stations across region ‘Wear It Pink’ to raise money for cancer charity

Monday, 23 October 2017

Workers at rail stations across the region have raised more than £2,000 for Breast Cancer Now after customising their uniforms with a pop of pink.

Greater Anglia staff at Clacton, Colchester, Colchester Town, Frinton, Great Yarmouth, Ingatestone, Ipswich, Norwich, Lowestoft, Thorpe Le Soken, Manningtree, Walton-on-the-Naze and Wivenhoe stations, as well as many others, wore pink and sold cupcakes on Friday 20 October.

Rail passengers and colleagues dug deep to support the charity, which funds research to help combat the condition.

More than £2,000 was raised on the day at the following stations and offices:

Romford Control £70

Ingatestone £180

Ipswich £509.90

Clacton-on-Sea £530.70

Witham £565

Norwich £186.27

Unfortunately, thieves stole some of the money raised at Norwich station. British Transport Police are investigating the theft.

Andrew Goodrum, Greater Anglia’s Area Customer Service Director, said: “Our teams across the network raise thousands every year for many charities and we are delighted to support them in this.

“With the generosity of the thousands of passengers that pass through Greater Anglia stations and the help of colleagues we have raised a huge amount for this very worthy cause.”