Last weekend I had the wonderful privilege of joining a very special journey with our lovely partners GB Railfreight. Throughout the year, GB Railfreight has supported Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research by taking on and organising a variety of fundraising events from quiz nights to marathons.
Alongside their yearlong fundraising, over August GB Railfreight have organised a variety of charted train journeys through the UK for their staff and customers to raise vital funds for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.
Over the weekend two train trips took place; the journey that I had the privilege of attending, along with two of our supporters, from Glasgow to Scarborough and the following day a trip from Glasgow to Crewe. We travelled through the country in an absolutely amazing 1940’s train and enjoyed a fantastic time aboard with delicious food, wonderful service and some fun entertainment too.
Throughout the journey staff aboard were attentive looking after everyone and ensuring they were having a good time. The whole of the train took part in the fundraising collections and everyone enjoyed a lovely day out at the seaside in the sun. The following day the train collected paying customers on a second day of adventures where all proceeds from the journey were donated to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. It was great to see a company being innovative in how to raise funds and the charted train journey from Glasgow to Crewe on the Sunday raised a phenomenal £21,710.
We want to thank all of the kind staff, many of who worked over their own time to support the events over the weekend, those who organised the events, and the staff and customers who attended and donated so generously. We are truly grateful to every single one of you.
Seeing carriage after carriage of a 1940’s train full of happy staff, customers and families waving Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research flags and enjoying a fantastic day out, is a memory that I will treasure and I hope all those who were on board will too.
Thank you to everyone involved in these very special fundraising charted train journeys!
Thank you GB Railfreight, every penny raised for us will help us in our vision to beat blood cancer, stopping people from dying and making patients’ lives better.