News from East Midlands Trains

29.10.2013

East Midlands Trains Raises Almost £6,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support

East Midlands Trains passengers and staff have helped to raise almost £6,000 for the Macmillan Cancer Support charity after the train operator took part in the World’s Biggest Coffee morning in September.

A range of activities took place during the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning including charity collections at stations and on trains.  Passengers using the First Class Lounges at Derby, Nottingham, Leicester and Sheffield were also given the opportunity to buy a limited edition Macmillan pin badge and a slice of cake.  East Midlands Trains own employees also got involved by holding their own cake sales.

Danielle Blavins from East Midlands Trains ticket office at Derby today handed over a cheque for £5913.52 to Steve Loane, Area Fundraising Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support.

David Horne, Managing Director for East Midlands Trains, said:  “We are so pleased to have raised such a large amount of money for this worthwhile charity.  It was great to get involved in this year’s biggest coffee morning and we’re grateful to our passengers and staff for all their support for Macmillan.”

Steve Loane, Area Fundraising Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support, added: “A really massive thank you to all the East Midlands Trains passengers and staff for raising such a fantastic amount. This donation will help us to provide 222 extra hours of nursing care to support people affected by cancer and their families. What’s more, it has just helped us hit our local target of £220,000. That’s a huge increase on last year, and with more income being banked daily, we’re expecting it to be another record year for the event!”   

For more information about East Midlands Trains, visit eastmidlandstrains.co.uk.  To support Macmillan call 0300 1000 200 or visit macmillan.org.uk/getinvolved.