Our network covers over 500 miles, all surrounded by local communities that we can support. Alongside supporting our corporate charity partner Action for Children, we want to engage with local charities across our network who share our vision and values.
The main areas we are focusing on are:
- Raising awareness for the charities and groups we work with, what they do and why
- Supporting our people
- Supporting our local communities
As well as supporting local charities, we also actively support our charity partner, Action for Children as part of FirstGroup. Through this partnership we seek to provide mental health support for disadvantaged children and young people to overcome the trauma they have experienced. Find out more about this partnership at actionforchildren.org.uk
How we support our communities and charities
One way we support charities is by allowing them free of charge access to our stations to collect and promote their cause. We also welcome requests for our train tickets to be used as auction and raffle prizes. For larger campaigns with corporate charities and organisations, we work with our commercial space expert Exterion.
In 2018 and 2019 our station collections raised over £207k in over 220 events across our stations. This included £28,345 for the Poppy Appeal in November 2018.
To apply for train tickets as raffle prizes, or to fundraise on our stations, please read the terms and conditions below and start your application.