ScotRail staff raise more than £160,000 for charity

Thursday, 12 March 2020

ScotRail staff have raised more than £160,000 for charity since the start of the Abellio franchise in 2015.

Big-hearted employees of the train operator have taken part in a variety of fundraising events in their spare time to raise money for charities close to their heart, including ScotRail’s official charity partner, MND Scotland.

The fundraising has seen staff walk over hot coals, jump out of planes, run marathons, and climb mountains, among other activities.

Charities to benefit from the kind-heartedness include Macmillan Cancer Support, Action for Children, British Heart Foundation, Alzheimer Scotland, the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, and many more.

The fundraising total currently stands at £160,760.88, which includes almost £40,000 in matched funding from ScotRail’s Employee Charitable Giving Fund.

Sophie Nightingale, ScotRail Community Investment Manager, said:

“It’s fantastic to see that our staff have raised more than £160,000 for various charities since the start of the franchise, and all during their free time.

“ScotRail’s Employee Charitable Giving Fund matched funding has helped to top up the fundraising totals - it’s is our way of saying thank you to our people, and to show our support for their selflessness.”