Virgin Trains play host to biggest Lego Hospital

Virgin trains at London Euston
Credit: Virgin Trains

Runcorn Station played host to The Big LEGO® Brick Hospital recently. Customers were given the chance to buy a brick for £1 and help build the model.

When the model is finished, it will be one of the biggest ever LEGO® brick structures in the UK, measuring 1.6m x 2.8m x 1.6m.

In addition, Virgin Trains donated £4,000, with the station team showing their skills to build two specialist rooms for the model, which will contain more than 100 rooms and 200 mini figures, such as doctors and nurses.

The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity’s campaign is aiming to raise £500,000 towards construction of the specialist hospital in the centre of Liverpool.

What did the officials say?

Gary Campbell, Virgin Trains Station Manager for Runcorn Station said:

“Clatterbridge has provided some incredible support for cancer patients and their families in the Wirral and wider North West region.

“I know first-hand about their amazing work as they treated my mum for breast cancer three years ago and we were only too pleased to help promote The Big LEGO® Brick Hospital. It’s a fun and interactive way to raise some much-needed funds.”

Katrina Bury, Head of The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, said:

“I would like to thank Virgin Trains for their generous sponsorship towards the construction cost of the new state of the art cancer hospital in Liverpool.

“They also gave us the fabulous opportunity to showcase the Big LEGO® Brick Hospital at Runcorn Station, so train passengers could buy bricks and help build the model. We very much welcome this wonderful support and the opportunity to spread the word about the valuable services provided by The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre to the people of the region.”

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I have had an interest in Railways for as long as I can remember. I am a member of a number of heritage railways and actively volunteer at 2 of them. I enjoy all types of railways, real life, model and simulations. I started RailAdvent in 2014 and am the main editor of the site.
  • Well forget about Virgin Trains. Because First/Trenitalia have won the contract to take over the West Coast franchise which will start in December.