Railway Team Raise Thousands for Northamptonshire Hospice
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Colleagues from across the railway industry joined family and friends to helped raise funds for a Northamptonshire hospice that cared for a sadly missed colleague.
On Thursday 28 April, colleagues from CrossCountry, Network Rail, East Midlands Railway and West Midlands Trains held a sponsored walk along the 14-mile Brampton Valley Way from Market Harborough to Northampton. Beginning from the hospice in Corby, the team held collections at Corby and Market Harborough stations before walking the route of the former railway line that is now a dedicated walking and cycle path from Market Harborough to Northampton.
The event raised four thousand ponds that will be donated to the Lakelands Day Care Hospice. Lakelands receives no NHS or government funding and relies on donations and volunteers to provide free end-of-life care for local residents. It was Lakelands that cared for former railwayman Adam Winkworth, who sadly lost his battle with cancer in 2015. Friends and members of Adam’s family also joined the walk to share memories and support the fundraising effort.
Speaking after the event, CrossCountry’s Managing Director, Tom Joyner, said: “I am so pleased that colleagues from across the railway family could come together and help support this great cause. Having seen first-hand how the brilliant hospice team at Lakelands looked after my friend Adam and his family, I know how important it is that we support hospices across the UK in the communities where we and our families live”.
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CrossCountry - Tel: 0121 200 6115 or email: [email protected]
Notes to Editors:
CrossCountry’s network is a long distance passenger train operator. Stretching from Aberdeen to Penzance and from Stansted to Cardiff, it calls at over 100 stations. Based in Birmingham, it connects seven of the Britain’s 10 largest cities and delivers 298 services every weekday, equating to over 42 million passenger journeys each year.
CrossCountry is part of the Arriva group, one of the leading providers of passenger transport in Europe. Arriva employs over 46,000 people and delivers over 2 billion passenger journeys across 14 European countries each year.