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Action for Children to Benefit From Two Year Charity Partnership
2 May 2012
Action for Children has been announced as Network Rail's new chosen
charity. It was the clear winner after Network Rail employees voted
for the organisation they would most like to raise money for and
support over the next two years.
Network Rail will now help to raise the profile and work of
Action for Children as well as encouraging employees to raise money
through donations and sponsored events or to volunteer their time
to help the charity. The company also matches the funds raised by
staff meaning every pound raised is doubled for the charity.
Action for Children chief executive Dame Clare Tickell said:
"Action for Children is absolutely thrilled to be chosen as Network
Rail's Charity of Choice 2012-14. The funds raised throughout the
partnership will enable us to create brighter futures for some of
the most vulnerable and neglected children and young people
acrossBritain. We have some really exciting plans for the next two
years and I know that together we will make this partnership a huge
Martin Arter, chair of Network Rail's charities panel, said:
"Action for Children works with and supports over 50,000 children
and families across the country. It tackles some very difficult
issues so every pound we raise and every hour we give in support
will be for a very worthwhile cause.
"Our employees voted for Action for Children to be Network
Rail's chosen charity and we look forward to developing the
relationship and providing as much help and support as possible
over the next two years."