Caledonian Sleeper raises money for Rail Aid 2021
Dubbed ‘the railway’s answer to Children in Need’ Rail Aid is a yearly fundraiser run by the Railway Children and UK Rail. The first Rail Aid in 2020 raised over £537,000 to give life-changing support to street children in the UK, India and Africa. This year Rail Aid 2021 has aimed to raise even more money for Railway Children.
Every year thousands of children across the UK, India and Africa run away or are forced to leave homes that have become unbearable through poverty, abuse, violence and neglect. Railway Children aims to reach children as soon as they hit the streets – before the streets get to them.
So far, Rail Aid 2021 has raised over £600,000 with £170,000 coming from Rail Aid’s Gala Auction. Caledonian Sleeper helped raise £4270 with our donations of Club room trips to the Gala Auction. We also helped raise an additional £2260 with the top prize of a trip from London to Edinburgh including a one-night stay at the Apex Waterloo Place Hotel.
We raised funds for for Rail Aid 2021 by donating all proceeds from our signature Haggis, Neeps & Tatties dish on all of our Caledonian Sleeper services throughout December 2021. In total we sold 210 portions of the dish, raising a total of £1837.50
This brings the total Caledonian Sleeper helped to raise to £8730.50.
Well done to everyone involved!
For more information on Rail Aid 2021 please visit Rail Aid – United for Street Children