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CrossCountry supports 15 students with £15k boost for Edinburgh charity

Tuesday 11 June 2024

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CrossCountry is celebrating the results of a pioneering partnership project with Edinburgh charity Upmo after a year-long funding period came to an end last month. 

Upmo (short for ‘upward mobility’) help develop the skills and confidence of adults with learning disabilities in and around Edinburgh, through workshops and other support services. 

The £15,500 donation from CrossCountry’s Customer and Community Improvement Fund has provided 15 students with the opportunity (including support and supervision) to work in their community cafés to gain hospitality and catering skills. 

CrossCountry also helped students to learn more about using trains and public transport by offering free familiarisation journeys, with a chance to see how CrossCountry colleagues deliver great service to customers on board. 

To read more about Upmo and their work in Edinburgh, click here.  

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