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Our 2021 Heart of Gold Awards Winners!

We are delighted to announce the winners of our 2021 Heart of Gold Awards. We received a record breaking 7,000 votes this year, and for the first time introduced four categories to the awards. Below are this year’s incredible winners:

 

 

Congratulations to Jennifer Birdsall from Avanti West Coast!

Jennifer said: “To win this Heart of Gold Award is truly amazing and I am proud to receive this on behalf of all of my colleagues at Warrington Bank Quay and everyone who kindly voted for me. It is an absolute privilege to be part of the railway family and accepting this award makes me extremely proud! Thank you so much!”

 

Congratulations to Paul Scott from Southeastern!

Paul said: “I am absolutely blown away! Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for me for the Rising Star Award. I am extremely honoured to even reach the nomination stage especially when I read the other nominees’ stories of fundraising and helping our local communities. It’s onto the next fundraising challenge and keeping up the need to raise awareness of Mental Health and to get our community talking when the struggle gets too much.”

 

Congratulations to Siggy Cragwell from Govia Thamelink Railway!

Siggy said: "It's been a very great honour to me to be working on the railway and, now, to receive this award. I've met many, many people and made so many good friends with some wonderful managers. I've also come to know so many passengers - they always come to look for me in the morning and I like that because they keep me busy! Passengers have been telling me they've been voting for me. That's nice."

Congratulations to the Hatch End Station Team!

The Team said: “We proud of what we have achieved during this time and during COVID and am proud to be part of a great team and a great community it’s a huge honour to win this. The other candidates were very strong and very worthy nominees. Thank you to everyone who has helped us achieve this accolade and to everyone who voted for us.”

We would like to thank all those nominated for displaying kindness and always going the extra mile in their workplace. As a charity that solely supports railway people and their families, it is great to know how many incredible people there are in the Railway Family.

Read the full stories and learn about our other nominees HERE