12th January, 2024

RSSB raise over £3,000 in 2023

In 2023, the Rail Safety and Standards Board chose the Railway Benefit Fund as its charity of the year. The company chose RBF due to the positive impact the charity has on members of the railway community and their families; providing a much needed helping hand in difficult times and showing true spirit within the rail industry.

Over the course of the year, RSSB’s charity collective team, made up of five enthusiast graduates, delivered a programme of fundraising events and activities. The team worked together to host a Payday Friday pancake sale, a Railway Stories event, Great British Bake Off challenge, Pub Quiz, Christmas raffle and more. RSSB also entered a team into our ‘Big Team Challenge’ as part of Railway Family Week, which saw them come 3rd place. Through this year of fundraising, RSSB have raised a fantastic £3,217 for RBF.

As well as fundraising, RSSB have provided much needed volunteering support to RBF throughout the year. Several individuals from the company have used their volunteer days to support RBF through our ‘Check in and Chat’ scheme, as well as helping sell raffle tickets at the National Rail Awards.

Graduate Engineer John Thomas Puthusseril said: “The Rail Safety and Standards Board have had the pleasure of raising money and support for the Railway Benefit Fund in 2023 by choosing them as our Charity of the Year. To raise over £3,200 for the RBF has been a brilliant effort and we have had lots of fun along the way! Our colleagues had a great time taking part in challenges, quizzes and baking competitions, and we hope the money we have raised goes a long way in helping members of the railway family.”

Our thanks to RSSB for their support and for making a real difference to the lives of railway people. We are delighted that we will be continuing our partnership in 2024.

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