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Better journeys to brighter futures

We were Network Rail's Charity of Choice from 2012-2014 and had an incredibly successful partnership during this time. We exceeded our two-year fundraising target of £500,000 and the partnership had a value of more than £2million. In addition to this, volunteering and gift in kind contributions enabled us to help 11,000 children. That’s enough to fill the Royal Albert Hall twice!

We worked with Network Rail’s 34,000 staff at over 100 locations across the UK and engaged more than 300 employees in volunteering at our services. Between them they contributed more than 2300 hours of their time and took part in fundraising events, from bake sales to boat races!

"Action for Children has taken the time to understand our business, what the barriers to engagement are and how to best communicate with our staff. [Action for Children] has brought together teams from across the business and engaged them in supporting the partnership … whilst keeping the focus local so that staff can see how the support they are giving is making a difference in their area."

Sue Hardy, Community Investment Specialist, Network Rail

Network Rail also supported some of our key events including All Change Please and The Big Egg Hunt.

All Change Please
In September 2013, 130 staff and volunteers from Action for Children, Network Rail and our wider support networks encouraged travellers to give us their change at 14 stations nationwide.

We are delighted to say that the collections raised more than £4,200, all of which will help us in our mission to support the UK's most vulnerable and neglected children.

The Big Egg Hunt
Network Rail also came on board as the Location Sponsor for The Big Egg Hunt in 2012 and even created a special egg - All Aboard - which now "lives" in their head office.

"We are hugely grateful to everyone at Network Rail for their amazing support."

Sarah Cook, Action for Children's Director of Fundraising

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