Greater Anglia’s charity rail trip raises £12,500 for children’s hospices

Will Self and Vicky Matthews from EACH receive the cheque from Greater Anglia's Jonathan Denby. Pict

Will Self and Vicky Matthews from EACH receive the cheque from Greater Anglia's Jonathan Denby. Picture: GREATER ANGLIA - Credit: Archant

A charity rail trip around East Anglia has proved a massive fundraising boost to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

The special train in September ran between Norwich and London, through Ipswich, and from Norwich to Ely pulled and pushed by two modern diesel locomotives that had been hauling services between Lowestoft and Norwich for 18 months.

It raised a total of £12,500 for EACH – and the money from that was handed over to the charity by Greater Anglia this month.

Jonathan Denby, Head of Corporate Affairs for Greater Anglia said: “We’re delighted that our special Class 68 railtour to raise funds for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices was such a success.

Sam Loveday from EACH said: “It was a great occasion for rail enthusiasts, allowing them to indulge their passion whilst backing our work caring for children with life-threatening conditions across the region and supporting their families. We’d like to say a very big thank you to Greater Anglia for their generosity.”