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Railway Benefit Fund raises record amount by playing a round!
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The Railway Benefit Fund is an independent charity funded by railway people with a history stretching as far back as 1858. The charity, like the railway, has moved with the times. Today it reflects the needs and concerns of those working in this rapidly changing industry, offering wide-ranging assistance to active and retired railway people or their dependents.
The Railway Benefit Fund provides help for railway workers and their families in need.
We provide funds to people who have worked or are working on the railway. Last year we gave over £325,000 in grants. See how the grants have changed families lives....
Since 1858 we've been the Charity funded by railway people for railway people in distress. Today, the Railway Benefit Fund helps thousands of railway people - active and retired - to cope with problems of all kinds. We give financial assistance, practical help and wide-ranging advice, all in the strictest confidence.
If you're facing a crisis, remember... help is only a phone call away .... phone 01270 251316
The RBF relies on the support of people like you to help colleagues and their families in need and distress. You can 'do your bit' through payroll giving, a one-off or regular donation, remembering us in your will, by becoming an RBF representative, a volunteer, a fundraiser or a friend...
"It gives me the greatest pleasure to say thank you for the grant you awarded me, to say I was pleasantly surprised is an understatement. The grant has eased my situation completely. Once again I thank you for doing an excellent job not only for myself but for all the other rail workers throughout the country"
"I really wanted to say a Big thank you.For the first time since my husband passed away, you put a smile on my face, knowing that someone really cares. Thank you again"
"Thank you so much for the recent financial assistance towards the installation of a stairlift in our home. I cannot express how much it has improved our lives. We are extremely grateful for the financial assistance and cannot thank you enough"
"I am writing to say thank you for the donation of £150 you have given to the Royal British Legion to assist my father to enable the work to be carried out providing storage space and access for his new EPV. We, as a family are more than grateful"
"On behalf of my wife and myself, I am writing to thank you for your generous donation (£250) towards the cost of the alterations and improvements to our bathroom. We are aware of the increasing calls being made on organisations such as yours and we count ourselves fortunate to have been treated so considerately"
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you sincerely for the generous grant you awarded me recently. It enabled me to have my bathroom converted to a wet-room and also have a wheelchair ramp fitted, it has given me a great deal of freedom and independence which I have not had since not being able to walk two and a half years ago"
“On behalf of my client. I wish to express his gratitude for the extremely generous grant of £1,150 towards arpet, white goods and furniture for his flat. He is extremely grateful for the support of the Railway Benefit Fund.
This will make a real difference in turning his house into a Home"
“Thank you to yourselves for contributing to the cost of my Dad’s respite. These two weeks for me each year mean so much. I live with Dad who has MS alongside my two children of 2 and 5. My daughter has a learning disability so life can become very stressful. This respite gives me time to relax and unwind as well as Dad. It also gives me time to do special things with the children……”
Following a grant of £620 for house repairs. “My wife and I would like to tender our heartfelt thanks for all the aid you have offered us, past and present. We can now sleep easy in our beds, now the builders have put a steel beam through the walls and supported our bedroom and bathroom.. The relief is wonderful and it’s all down to your generosity, you are incredible people, thanks once more.”
“I am writing to convey my sincere gratitude for your continual financial support during the past three years while I have been at University. Your generosity has helped me immensely and aided me in acquiring a 2.1 BA Honours degree……. As I am sure you are aware, the financial support I received went a long way in helping a working-class boy become a working-class hero in the eyes of his retired guard father.”
“Thank you so much for your help and kindness and understanding. It has been a traumatic time dealing with the death but you were the only people that showed any sympathy and helped us get through a little easier. Your contribution has eased a lot of anxiety and stress. Thank you again.”
“I would just like you to know the grant (£1,000 towards a central heating boiler) Has been received and I appreciate it very much. This has been a wonderful grant…Hope the charity keeps going for others.”
“I took delivery of the wheelchair two weeks ago and it has already made an enormous difference to my life. I am now able to go out and about as and when it pleases me, something I have not done in seven years. I am truly most grateful to you for your kindness and generosity.”
“Thank you so much for the sympathetic and compassionate way in which you have dealt with my application. I simply could not believe the amount of the cheque for £750 which you sent me. I feel like a great weight has been lifted from my shoulders. I have been able to clear off my arrears, and I am not now frightened to answer the telephone any more. I have also been able to buy some stock for my food cupboard. At the time I applied, I was having to live on potatoes, and hand outs from my friends”
“Thank you so much for the grant you gave me. I now have my lovely riser chair and it is so easy to get up and down. Also, a lot of pain has gone out of my back and legs because I am not struggling all the
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Railway Benefit Fund - Tel 01270 251316
Registered as Railway Benevolent Institution Registered Charity Number 206312
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