Southeastern has today announced that launch of its #ThankYou campaign which gives the public a chance to send thank you messages to frontline staff.
Starting today, the public can tweet @SE_Railway to say #ThankYou to NHS staff and other key workers.
The tweets will be collected and will be displayed on departure boards in London and stations across Kent and East Sussex on Thursday 14th May 2020.
People will also have the chance to name a specific Southeastern service that their loved one is taking on the 14th May 2020 so the message is on the departure board as they get on the train.
Twitter users can tweet their message from today until Wednesday 13th May.
David Statham, Southeastern Managing Director, said: “Throughout this difficult time it has been incredibly important to us as a company to find ways to show thanks and give back to the NHS workers and carers. With the majority of the country having been in lockdown at home for the past six weeks, we saw the opportunity to use our connection to the key workers to enable the public to share the messages they want to express. Whether we know them personally or not, we all want to be able to say a heartfelt ‘Thank you’ for all the NHS workers have done to keep us safe. And I am incredibly proud that we at Southeastern are able to provide the public with that opportunity.”
Cameron Butler, a Southeastern train driver: “While my job itself hasn’t changed drastically during the lockdown; you can see the massive impact of the current situation all around. So it’s great to know that as a company we’re trying to say Thank You to all those going above and beyond. My job is one I love doing, and always have, but now I feel great pride knowing I am transporting our key workers who are doing such an incredible job. I’m proud to do my bit.”
Adam Downing, Station Supervisor at Ramsgate Station, added: “Right now we have a crucial responsibility of providing a lifeblood service to the frontline workers – ensuring the NHS can get where they need to be. It’s a great feeling knowing I am doing my bit to make that happen, and hopefully, we can help the public show their appreciation as well.”
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