CrossCountry raises £1000 for RAF100 Appeal

CrossCountry HST
Credit: CrossCountry

CrossCountry has announced that, along with the help of the Pacher Line Partnership, they have raised £1000 for the RAF100 Appeal.

At Sleaford Railway Station on Wednesday 10 October, the Poacher Line Community Rail Partnership presented a cheque for £1,000 to the RAF Benevolent Fund towards their RAF 100 appeal.

The money was raised by the Partnership through a number of fundraising activities to promote the region’s long-standing connections with the Royal Air Force.

This included an event in May supported by CrossCountry, where a replica Red Arrow aeroplane was installed at Birmingham New Street station, together with a 1940’s vintage afternoon.

In addition to the money raised for the RAF100 Appeal, the partnership raised over £300 for the Royal Air Force Association at Radcliffe summer carnival.

What did the officials say?

Kaye Robinson, Community Rail Partnership Officer, said:

“We have had a great year supporting and celebrating the RAF turning 100. With the Poacher Line being so close to many RAF visitor centres we wanted to shout about how easy these are to access whilst having some fun.

“Being able to raise such a fantastic amount for the RAF 100 Appeal really is the icing on the cake. We’ve also built some great relationships including with the RAF cadets in Sleaford, who are hoping to adopt Sleaford station in the coming months. I am hugely thankful to everyone involved.”

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