Chiltern Railways on track to support charities

By Sarah Edwards at

Chiltern Railways has chosen Bowel Cancer UK and Brake UK as their charities of the year.
Each year, the train operator works with a different charity to raise funds and awareness. In 2016, Chiltern worked with The Brain Tumour Charity and Homestart Banbury, where they helped raise over £23,000.
Dave Penney, Chiltern Railways Managing Director said: “We are pleased to welcome Bowel Cancer UK and Brake UK as our charities of the year.  The decision is taken by our employees and we were inundated with suggestions.  Following a vote, Bowel Cancer UK and Brake UK came out as the clear winners and we are looking forward to conducting a range of fundraising activities including events at held at our stations and the Three Peaks Challenge.”
Charli Brunning, Corporate Fundraiser at Brake says: “Brake is delighted that Chiltern has committed to supporting the charity throughout 2017. The money they raise will allow Brake to continue its important work, supporting bereaved and injured road crash victims and campaigning for safer roads.”
Luke Squires, Director of Fundraising at Bowel Cancer UK says: “We are absolutely delighted to be chosen as one of Chiltern Railways charity partners for 2017. Bowel Cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer, so as well as raising vital funds for research and lifesaving work to help stop bowel cancer, a partnership with Chiltern Railways gives us a fantastic opportunity to increase awareness of bowel cancer and the charity to a truly diverse audience – from commuters to families and tourists.”