The Difference You Make
Every 4 minutes someone in rail reaches out to RBF for support and guidance. Last year alone, over 1,000 railway people benefitted from direct financial support from the RBF.
This was only made possible thanks to the generous fundraising and donations we receive from our supporters. Your support enables us to be there for railway people through times of need. Find out more about the difference we make by reading our Impact Report.
The Difference your Donation Makes
£25 could fund the cost of the RBF legal helpline for one hour.
£50 could fund new school shoes for a child whose parents are struggling to make ends meet.
£100 could fund support with increasing energy bills for a family struggling with debt.
£500 could fund the deposit on a rented flat for an apprentice on the brink of homelessness.
I’m finding it really helpful. I sometimes go a long time without anyone to talk to and it’s very hard. I’m 94 and meeting new people is difficult, so check in and chat in my own home with a lovely lady to talk to is fantastic. I still manage to get to town to run my errands, although at my age I don’t run! But the casual conversations I have with shop keepers are nothing like the calls, which are much more personal and involved.
Words cannot describe how grateful I am for the help and support this charity has given us, before this I felt so hopeless and worried about the future, it has been a really tough, stressful year but I now have some sense of positivity that things will get easier and that wouldn’t have happened without RBF’s support.
When I approached the RBF, I felt hopeless and that I had no chance of ever paying off all my debts. I sent in my application asking for support with my council tax and energy bills, and the charity provided me with a grant to finally pay off these debts. Since receiving this support, I feel so happy and relieved.