Colleagues at the regions’ award-winning Hull Trains, have recently raised over £1750 for their charity of choice, Hull Children’s University (HCU). The company has arranged and engaged in activities and events in support of the charity across 2017, including a summer race night which raised more than £1250 and most recently, £520 raised through Hull Trains’ pledge to donate £5 to the HCU for every completed internal employee satisfaction survey that it received.
Over the past year, Hull Trains and HCU have transported more than 1100 children (over 36 school classes) to the capital. Some have spent the day visiting the key historical sights and landmarks, while others have had the fantastic opportunity to sleep under the dinosaurs in the National History Museum.
Debbie Birch, Head of HR at Hull Trains says: “We selected HCU as our charity partner because of the huge value they bring to the lives of local children and the experiences they give them. We have always been involved in helping to take local children to London on the HCU trips, so it made good sense for us to commit to raising funds and giving them further support this year.”
Rose James, Partnership Manager at HCU says: “We are so grateful to Hull Trains for their ongoing support for our charity. The staff always go above and beyond to help, whether it be the booking of our London visits, on board the trains or organising events to raise money for us as their chosen charity. The money raised over the year will send a whole class of children from disadvantaged areas of the city on an experience of a lifetime in London!”
Caption - Rose James (centre) from the Children's University, receives a cheque for £520 from Hull Trains staff (l-r) Laura Rowson, Emma Rogers, John Dooley, and Debbie Birch.Posted: 29/01/2018