Helen Shepard has been at Railway Children for six years and visited East Africa recently to see the impact of our projects. She was moved and inspired by the seven-day trip that took her across the country to visit our children’s centres and into the homes of families we’re working with.
Our UK team works tirelessly to protect vulnerable people using our transport network and has close links with rail partners such as the British Transport Police. Railway Children's UK director Andy McCullough joined front line BTP officers for a night shift at Manchester Piccadilly to see just what they deal with on a regular basis.
I come to Africa at least every couple of months - more often this year - but recently I’ve been spending less and less time outside of meeting rooms and hotels. So on this trip I resolved to spend more time out with project staff in the field and start to connect with what we actually do again! Read part two of Pete's blog.