Chiltern railways announce us as charity partner
Thursday 2 March 2017
We’re delighted to announce that Chiltern Railways have announced us as one of their 2017 charities of the year.
Each year, the train operator works with two different charities to raise funds and awareness. We were nominated by their employees as several of them have been affected by bowel cancer. Brake, the road safety charity, has also been chosen.
Luke Squires, Director of Fundraising, was thrilled to launch the partnership at Marylebone Station in London, says: “We are absolutely delighted to be chosen as one of Chiltern Railways charity partners for 2017.
“Bowel Cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer, so as well as raising vital funds for research and lifesaving work to help stop bowel cancer, a partnership with Chiltern Railways gives us a fantastic opportunity to increase awareness of bowel cancer and the charity to a truly diverse audience – from commuters to families and tourists.”
Dave Penney, Chiltern Railways Managing Director said: “We are pleased to welcome Bowel Cancer UK and Brake UK as our charities of the year. The decision is taken by our employees and we were inundated with suggestions. Following a vote, Bowel Cancer UK and Brake UK came out as the clear winners and we are looking forward to conducting a range of fundraising activities including events at held at our stations and the Three Peaks Challenge.”