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Together we can change children's lives
The aftermath of COVID-19 will be felt for generations to come. Creating a financial hole of £1,000,000 for Railway Children, at a time when our support is needed most.  

We believe in a world where no child ever has to live on the streets. Children run away or are forced to leave homes where they suffer poverty, violence, abuse and neglect. They find themselves living on the streets because there is nowhere else to go and nobody to turn to.

Railway Children work to reach children as soon as they arrive on the streets and intervene before an abuser can.

Dubbed ‘the railway’s answer to Children in Need’, Rail Aid invites all of UK Rail to unite and fundraise in support of the vital life-saving work of Railway Children.  For a donation of just £2 per ticket, you can be in with a chance of winning one of four fantastic raffle prizes:

  • A Peloton Bike Works package (worth £1,995) personally donated by Kevin Cornils, Peloton UK Managing Director.
  • A fabulous Great Rail Journeys Highland Adventure holiday for two (worth £1,390) kindly donated by Great Rail Journey
  • 1 x All Line Rover (14 Days) Standard Class (worth £818) kindly donated by Rail Delivery Group
  • An Apple iPad


           

£2,228.00 raised by 201 supporters

When

From the 9th August 2021 at 12:00 AM, until the 27th November 2021 at 09:00 AM.

The raffle will be drawn on the 27th November 2021 at 09:00 AM

£2.00 per raffle ticket

1st prize - Peloton Bike Works package

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The Peloton bike brings you the most convenient and immersive indoor cycling experience, streaming daily live classes from Peloton’s NYC studio directly into your home.

You'll have 24-hour access to studio cycling classes available to your entire household. 

This package includes Peloton shoes (with cleats), weights, headphones, a heart rate monitor, and a bike mat. Everything you need to get the full Peloton experience.

*requires Peloton membership, not included 

2nd prize - Great Rail Journey's Highland Adventure for two

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Embark on a five-night adventure aboard the iconic Jacobite Steam Train soaking up views of some of the most incredible mountain scenery in the UK.

Experience the nostalgic Strathspey Steam Railway., visit the 13th-century Eilean Donan Castle, a magnificent castle in Loch Duich and discover the poignant Culloden Battlefield. 

You will journey on the beautiful Kyle Line, travelling past wooded hillsides, shimmering lochs, and idyllic villages. 

Included in this prize are all rail and coach travel throughout your tour, four nights 4* hotel accommodation at the Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa in Inverness, and seven meals including four breakfasts and three evening meals.  

This voucher is valid for any available date in 2021 or 2022.

3rd prize - 14-day all-line rover rail ticket (standard class)

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Described as “the daddy of them all”, this prize is perfect for any rail enthusiast, giving you the freedom to travel across the UK. 

Great Britain has some of the most beautiful and diverse scenery packed into a small space, and we are lucky enough to have a railway network that takes you right through the heart of it all.

From the mountains of the Scottish Highlands, the dramatic cliffs of the North East coast, through the flat fenland of East Anglia and over the hills of the Heart of Wales, the train takes you in comfort to every corner of our island and this ticket gives you the chance to experience it all.

*restrictions and T's and C's can be found here http://www.railrover.org/pages/all-line.html 

4th prize - Apple iPad

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Get your hands on one of the leading tablets on the market. Combining all the benefits of a laptop and smartphone in a sleek, portable, powerful device. It's the piece of tech that everyone needs! 

Supporting

Railway Children from Railway Children

Railway Children believes in a world where no child has to live on the streets. We work in India, Tanzania and the UK to transform the futures of vulnerable children who are found in danger on the streets or transport networks. We provide immediate protection from danger and give long-term support to the child and their family to help tackle the issues that led them to place themselves in danger. We also work within communities and with governments to help strengthen societies and make them a safer place to be for vulnerable children.

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For further information visit the twitter feed.

  • Fri, January 21 2022, 12:25 PM : Thanks so much to everyone who made #RailAid2021 such a huge success. It raised an incredible amount of money that will help us transform the lives of children like Bethan, who wanted to thank you herself in this short film: https://t.co/FLpVFFn4fp https://t.co/aikI5DUNSj
  • Fri, January 14 2022, 10:55 AM : RT @CalSleeper: During December 2021 Caledonian Sleeper helped raise money for @RailAid2021 by donating all proceeds from our signature Hag…
  • Wed, December 22 2021, 10:01 AM : RT @RailDaily: Also featuring: Inverness Airport station is “progressing well”, Victoria-Croydon line improvements, @HS2ltd contractor take…
  • Tue, December 21 2021, 11:02 AM : Amazing news! 👏👏 https://t.co/POv8BUgxy3