Thameslink staff get on their bikes for charity

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Staff from across the Thameslink and Great Northern rail networks have raised over £2,300 in seven days for Luton-based Keech Hospice Care, the staff’s own choice as the company’s good cause. The charity supports adults and children with life-limiting illnesses.

Staff got involved in a host of activities during National Small Charities Week to raise this donation. Their week began with a successful bake sale at the company’s head office in the City of London. Next day the two brands took each other on in a ‘cycle the distance’ challenge to see who could cycle the furthest on an exercise bike and collect the most donations from passengers across the three-hour evening peak.

The challenge was hotly contested (as well as being genuinely hot, owing to the weather) with much support for each network. Although the Great Northern team at Hitchin had three times the number of volunteers, the Thameslink group at Luton emerged victorious with a total distance of 107 kilometres.

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