Sam is 14 and lives in Gloucestershire; diagnosed with autism and suffering from high levels of anxiety, his love of the railways has always helped him. Over the past two years, he has been supported by many organisations and people. Two groups stand out – mental health support and the amazing people in the “railway family”. Sam says “I would like to show my appreciation by raising money for two charities - Teens in Crisis+ (TIC+) and the Railway Mission with 100% of funds raised being split equally between them.” Sam has sent the first £152.50 to the two charities. Thank you, Sam!
Each year the railway comes together to remember the sacrifice and loss experience during times of conflict. This year there will be events across the network albeit with some caution due to the continuing COVID-19 Pandemic.
Matthew is raising money for Railway Mission.
In September 2021 he is attempting to cycle from Lands End to John O' Groats, in 9 days. He will be camping for 8 of the 9 nights, so hoping for dry weather while cycleing the 970 miles.
We are excited to announce that Railway Mission has signed the Railway Mental Health Charter [RMHC]. The RMHC has been designed for rail, and co-developed with the rail industry, to support organisations efforts in improving mental wellbeing.
Railway Mission is delighted to announce the appointment of Alex Volossevich as the new Chair of Trustees. Alex joins the Railway Mission taking on the role from Keith Rose who retired from the Trustee Board at the Railway Mission’s AGM on the 29th of June 2021. Keith joined the Trustee Board in 2001, becoming Chair of Trustees in 2008.
Everyone at Railway Mission is incredibly grateful to the team, Heather Waugh, Bessie Matthews, Debbie Francis, Natasha Hanson and Mike Roberts for the incredible efforts to raise over £3000 by walking over 1200 miles in June 2021.
Chaplaincy & the Pandemic
Maintaining access requires Railway Mission provides a service that is of value to the rail companies. Despite COVID-19, we have remained effective and proactive in providing pastoral and welfare service in a COVID Secure Way.
Railway Mission is a registered charity in England and Wales (1128024) and in Scotland (SC045897). A company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (06519565)
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