Train operating company, Chiltern Railways, has announced that mental health charity, Mind, has been chosen as their charity of the year for 2018.
Each year, the “TOC” and its staff work with a different charity to raise funds and awareness, partnering to support them with events and campaigns.
In 2017, Chiltern Railways worked with both Bowel Cancer UK and Brake, the road safety charity, where they helped raise over £24,000.
CR will support Mind in all their campaigns throughout 2018 and will provide mental health awareness training for their staff.
What did the officials say?
Dave Penney, Chiltern Railways Managing Director said “We are pleased to welcome Mind as our charity of the year. The decision is taken by our employees and we were inundated with suggestions of causes that people felt passionately about. In this year’s vote, Mind was the clear winner and we are looking forward to working with them to fundraise and raise awareness throughout the coming year.”
Kathleen Miles, Director of Fundraising at Mind said “We are delighted that Chiltern Railways has chosen to support Mind for 2018. Their support over the course of this partnership will allow us to continue to be there for people who need it, when they need it the most and to fight to make sure that everyone with a mental health problem gets the support and respect they deserve. We look forward to working with Chiltern Railways to ensure that everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both the support and respect they deserve.”