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Spotlight on supporters

Our supporters are the lifeblood of our organisation – every step walked, cake baked and penny raised is life-changing to children around the world.

On this page we want to celebrate just a few of those people who have carried out all manner of weird and wonderful ways to support us. Whether you’ve climbed a mountain, baked a cake, read books, dyed or shaved your hair – every pound you’ve raised will help us change the lives of children around the world. Thank you to every one of you!

You are all amazing...

Mary Grant

Mary Grant, CEO of Porterbrook and longstanding supporter of Railway Children, recently completed the New York Marathon raising over £120,000! A huge thank you to Mary and everyone who donated – what an incredible achievement!

Jax O’Hare

A huge thank you to Jax who, after hearing about our work from his dad, Peter, one of our Safeguarding Champions, has been teaching his classmates all about the work we do in the UK. We’re now his class 'charity of the year'!

Mark Fielding-Smith

Mark Fielding-Smith has played a pivotal role in the success of Ride the Route India and won the 'Award for Charity' at the RailStaff Awards 2023. Mark's dedication has also been instrumental in raising £150,000 for Railway Children.

Robert Baughan

Robert Baughan has been conquering marathons for nine years, raising money for Railway Children every step of the way. His dedication has made a huge difference to vulnerable children across the world.

Nantwich Young Voices choir

A big thank you to Nantwich Young Voices led by Victoria Palethorpe, who volunteered their time to join us at Crewe Station for a wonderful afternoon of carol-singing to raise money for Railway Children.

Hugh Bridge

Hugh Bridge is a long-time supporter of Railway Children and, in April last year, completed a 16-day climb up Island Peak in Nepal, marking 30 years working in the rail industry and raising over £5,000.

Barratt London

Barratt London hosted a charity golf day for Railway Children, raising £38,000. The team enjoyed a lovely afternoon of golfing, food and fundraising – thank you to everyone who got involved in the event.

Dan Palmer

Dan Palmer is taking on the incredible challenge of running 12 marathons in 12 months to support our work. We are so grateful for Dan's commitment to making a difference to the lives of vulnerable children.

Holly Montessori Nursery

Thank you to the staff, parents and children of Holly Montessori Nursery who hosted a Christmas Bazaar where they made and sold crafts, played festive games and sang carols to raise money for children at risk.