Romford station staff member walks length of Elizabeth Line to raise thousands of pounds for charity
PUBLISHED: 13:00 24 December 2018
A member of staff at Romford station has raised thousands of pounds for charity by walking the length of the future Elizabeth Line.
Tony Brindley walked from Reading to Shenfield in aid of Havering Samaritans and managed to raise around £3,000.
As well as presenting the charity with the money this week, teams made up of those from MTR Crossrail, Transport for London, Land Sheriffs and Network Rail, took it in turns on exercise machines to reach 247km in 12 hours, to represent the 24/7 opening hours of the Samaritans branches.
Frances Bardsley Academy pupils also joined in as part of their work with the Life Education Trust.
Samaritans acting director Margaret Nice said: “Every year, the people of Romford are always very generous at this event and we hope they will be again this year.
“The needs of those who are lonely or depressed at this time of year are as great as ever, so Havering Samaritans really appreciates the support that helps to keep our branch open.”