Railway Benefit Fund reaches target for Railway Family Week

Congratulations to The Railway Benefit Fund (RBF) have achieved their fundraising goal of £50,000 as part of their Railway Family Week.

Railway Family Week opened with the unveiling of an Avanti West Coast Pendolino named ‘Railway Benefit Fund.’ The Pendolino, number 390155, has already travelled 10,000 miles since the launch and is expected to travel over a quarter of a million miles in the next year.

In the months leading up to Railway Family Week, individuals and teams across the industry pledged to complete the 1858 Challenge. Over 50 people completed the challenge worked together to run, cycle and walk 1,858km collectively.

The online Auction of Experiences closed the event and saw almost £20,000 raised in bids. Over 30 prizes were kindly donated by organisations and individuals. This included station tours, a cab ride, an Island Line experience, a staycation, walks over the Ribblehead Viaduct and Forth Bridge and even a helicopter ride.