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The Derby Conference Centre and Railway Children join forces to make a difference.

The Derby Conference Centre and Railway Children join forces to make a difference.

The Derby Conference Centre is delighted to announce a new Charity Partner for 2024, Railway Children. The charity help vulnerable children at risk on the streets across transport networks to rewrite their future – this is happening across the UK, India and Tanzania.

Richard Jones, General Manager at the Derby Conference Centre said

“With the venue having a strong rail history, we felt having a charity involved with the railways was a fitting partnership. We are all excited about this new collaboration and hope that we can raise valued funds, as well as raising awareness of this great charity”.

As part of this partnership, the Derby Conference Centre will engage in various fundraising activities and awareness campaigns to support Railway Children’s projects within the UK and worldwide.

Cath Gresty, from Railway Children said

“2024 is off to a great start to have Derby Conference Centre as a charity partner of Railway Children. Both our organisations have such a strong connection with the rail industry and we’re looking forward to working together to promote our joint events in and around rail stations, as well as getting support from Derby Conference Centre’s staff and visitors to raise vital funds for our projects in the UK, India and Tanzania.”

As a first event to kickstart, volunteers from the Derby Conference Centre will take part in the Railway Children annual railway sleep out. This challenge will see volunteers sleep out on a cold, hard railway station floor for one night, while raising funds and awareness for Railway Children. The Derby Conference Centre kitchen team will then donate bacon cobs and coffees in the morning, which will be the third year in a row they have donated.

If you fancy taking part in the challenge – there is still time to get involved and sign up for yourself, friends, and colleagues.

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