Hatch End Station has been nominated for a special charity award at the RailStaff Awards 2022.
Founded back in 2007, The RailStaff Awards has been recognising the extraordinary achievements of rail industry employees since 2007.
The annual ceremony shows appreciation for the people who deliver the railway – from drivers to cleaners, and engineers to station staff. Often these are stories of lives saved, careers turned around and adversity conquered.
Taking place in November, and with voting now open, Hatch End station have been nominated for their charitable efforts in the last twelve months.
The station team have done a number of charity events raising money for St Luke’s Hospice in Kenton, The British Heart Foundation, Railway Benefit Funds, and more over the years, by using the book swap at the station and running community events.
Liam Nixon, Customer Host at Hatch End Station said: “This is more of a station team charity award, the team at Hatch End station is made up of 3 members of staff – Andy, Liam, and Neha. The team has worked closely for a few years raising funds for a number of charities such as the British Heart Foundation, St Lucks Hospice, and the Railway Benefit funds.”
“The team has a book swap set up at the station, but the team also uses this to raise money for the local charities. Most recently the team set a target of £400 pounds to help raise funds for the railway benefit fund. The team took part in a sponsored walk from London Euston to Watford Junction calling at each station. At the time of entering this, the team had passed the £400 mark and was closer to £1,000.
“The team work closely with the local community by holding community days at the station doing tea/coffee and cake and also raise money for charities at the same time.
“The team runs a poppy appeal campaign for the London Overground staff, selling poppy-themed badges to staff across the network, and over the 4 years the team have been doing this and we have raised over £5,000 for the charity.“
Various activities arranged by the Hatch End team this year include a walk from London Euston to Watford in aid of the Railway Benefit Fund, a London to Brighton cycle ride for the British Heart Foundation, a book swap raising money for St Lukes Hospice and various community days raising money for the hospice and local community.