Railway Family Week

Railway Family Week 2022

We have reached our £50,000 target for Railway Family Week 2022! Thank you for your support.

What is Railway Family Week?

Railway Family Week is a fundraising and awareness event bringing together the whole rail industry, while raising money for the Railway Benefit Fund. Last year we held our first ever Railway Family Week, and thanks to our amazing fundraisers we raised over £50,000! This year Railway Family Week will be held from 25 - 30th April and we have another £50,000 target to hit!

We want to smash this target again in 2022- that’s why we need your support this April. Do you work for a TOC, rail freight, or the supply chain? Perhaps you're now retired from rail or a railway enthusiast who wants to support this fantastic industry. If you are part of the Railway Family, we need your support this April so that we can continue to be there for railway people who are going through difficult times.


Take on a Challenge

Get involved this Railway Family Week by taking on a challenge to raise funds to help us reach our £50,000 target. Set yourself a goal and ask friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you. Your challenge can be as simple or adventurous as you like- as long as you have fun in the process! Learn more by clicking the image below.


Auction of Experiences

Our Auction of Experiences is back with over 40 money-can't-buy rail experiences up for grabs- with more added daily! Our amazing prizes include station tours, cab rides, railtour tickets and more! The Auction will end on Thursday 5th May- get your bids in today!

Pete Waterman, RBF President, has kindly donated three exceptional prizes; a day with him at his ‘Making Tracks’ exhibition at Chester Cathedral; the chance to visit his home in Cheshire to play trains on his model railway; and a day on the footplate of his Small Prairie 5553 at Peak Rail.

We also have other fabulous experiences in the following categories, with more being added all the time!

Experiences with a Difference  - cab and helicopter rides in Scotland, a day at the BTP Dog School,  drive a Routemaster bus, walk the Forth Bridge or spend the day with Network Rail on their New Measurement Train or Observation Saloon on Caroline.

Behind the Scenes  - Depot and ROC visits, simulator drives and tours of major stations where you can even record an announcement or drive an assistance buggy.

Tickets to Travel - travel overnight on the Caledonian Sleeper, enjoy a Branch Line Society railtour or a family day out on the Scarborough Spa Express or the Dalesman.

Great Days Out - take part in the RBF Golf Day, travel on The Royal Charter or take a tram tour in Blackpool.

Memorabilia - bid for a 1st Class Pendolino seat for your office or a station sign for your wall!



Raffle Tickets

Enter our raffle for the chance to win a table for four onboard The Royal Charter- a luxury steam journey on Friday 3rd June from Crewe to Windsor. The winner will be drawn on Wednesday 27th April.

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