Railway Family Week 2021

Railway Family Week is an annual fundraising event hosted by the Railway Benefit Fund, to increase awareness of our charity and raise money to support railway people going through difficult times.

Railway Family Week 2021

26th April- 2nd May 2021 saw the first Railway Family Week occur. The week was made up of a range of fundraising and engagement events, and raised over £40,000 for the Railway Benefit Fund.

The 1858 Challenge

The Railway Benefit Fund was founded in 1858, which is why we launched the 1858 Challenge. Teams and individuals completed a range of challenges in the lead up to the week, including running, swimming, press ups and even virtual train marathons!  

Auction of Experiences

We launched on online auction with over 30 incredible rail experiences, including a helicopter ride, station tours, hovercraft experiences and more. In total, the auction raised £19,400 for the RBF.

RBF Pendolino

On the first day of Railway Family Week we unveiled our RBF Pendolino, with thanks to Avanti West Coast. Our president and record producer Pete Waterman, joined a small number of invited guests including attendees from Network Rail, Alstom (who maintain Avanti West Coast’s fleet) and other train operating companies at a ceremony at Liverpool Lime Street station. The Pendolino, number 390155, is expected to travel over a quarter of a million miles in the next year.

Get Involved

Do you have an idea or want to pledge your support for Railway Family Week 2022? Email fundraising@railwaybenefitfund.org.uk and let us know!