SWR donates to local homeless charity in Clapham during winter cold snap

Monday 04th February 2019
  • SWR donates £1,000 to Ace of Clubs homeless charity
  • Follows Clapham Junction station team’s Christmas fundraiser
  • SWR to make two further donations to homeless charities along its route – in Southampton and Basingstoke

South Western Railway has made a donation of £1,000 to top up the Clapham Junction station team’s festive charity shoe-box collection.
South Western Railway donates to local homeless charity in Clapham during winter cold snap

The charity selected to receive the donations – The Ace of Clubs – provides a range of services for local homeless people, including: medical treatment; dental care; financial and benefits advice; and social gatherings and events.

Shay-Simone Brown, Flagship Station Manager at Clapham Junction for South Western Railway, said:
“After a hugely successful Christmas campaign, where SWR staff and customers generously donated over 480 boxes full of useful presents for local homeless people, we wanted to recognise what a great job the Ace of Clubs does with an extra donation.

“We know that this money will go towards helping local homeless people who are less fortunate than those of us with a roof over our head and a safe place to sleep. We hope to continue working with Ace of Clubs in the months ahead.”

SWR is keen to help local communities along its route and will be making a further two donations to homeless charities, in Southampton and Basingstoke.

If you would like to find out more about the Ace of Clubs, visit aceofclubs.org.uk