29th July, 2021

Sir Peter Hendy becomes Honorary Patron of RBF

We are delighted to announce that  Sir Peter Hendy, Chair of Network Rail, is to become an Honorary Patron of the RBF. As Patron, Sir Peter will support the RBF in our fundraising efforts and help to raise awareness of the charity’s crucial work in the rail industry. 

Sir Peter Hendy said:

“I am delighted to become a Patron of the Railway Benefit Fund. The last 16 months have been particularly difficult for the Railway Family, and staff have worked tremendously hard to keep Britain moving during this time. The RBF have stepped in to help many railway workers through tough situations, which is why I am delighted to show my support for them as a Patron.”

Claire Houghton, CEO of the RBF, said:

“Sir Peter’s patronage is a great honour for the charity. With his support, the RBF can continue to provide services and support to the industry, as we have done for over 160 years. We look forward to working with Sir Peter in the future.”

Network Rail will also be supporting RBF in 2022 with their next ‘Railway Family Week’ event. The first ever Railway Family Week, held in April 2021, raised over £50,000 for the charity. Next year’s event will be held in last week of April and is hoped to raise an even bigger total for RBF

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