Supporting our industry and our local communities

Railway Children is an international children's charity, providing protection and opportunities for education and housing for children who live on the streets. 

Every year thousands of children across the UK, India and East Africa run away or are forced to leave homes that have become unbearable through poverty, abuse, violence and neglect.

Reaching a child as soon as possible is crucial to getting to children on the streets before an abuser can, and before they become entrenched in street life. Railway Children aims to get to children before the streets get to them.

To date colleagues from around the business have raised an amazing £81,609.40 for the charity.

Now three colleagues are aiming to raise at least another £10,000 through their trek to Mount Kenya - please read on to see how you can get involved and visit our donation page here.

Supporting our industry and our local communities

Mount Kenya - Our challenge for September 2016

Everest Base Camp - 2015
Everest Base Camp - 2015

In September 2016, three intrepid explorers from Hitachi Rail Europe will face a challenge taking them up the Chogoria Route and down the Sirimon Route through dense rain forest on the lower slopes of the mountain, home to elephants, Cape buffalo, leopards and monkeys.

They will traverse the vast moorlands past undulating grassy valleys and deep rocky gorges, through some of the most fabulous vegetation on our planet, arriving on the summit of Point Lenana early enough to be rewarded with views of the sunrise over East Africa. 

This hugely rewarding challenge is all to raise money for Railway Children and we hope you will support us in our mission this year!

All donations of all values are welcome, and to thank our corporate sponsors we have some great branding packages available so that your brand can share in our success throughout the challenge!

  • Our team will be wearing branded t-shirts on their adventures - £100+ donations get a logo on the back of the branded t-shirts plus promotional marketing images post-event to share
  • Any donations of £500+ get a logo on the front of the t-shirts, a mention on our website, social channels and press release following the event, plus images post-event to use for marketing activities
  • Any corporate donations of £1000+ will get a large logo and prime location on the front of the t-shirts, mentions on our website, social channels and press release, plus images post-event to share. Alongside this, you will receive two invites to an exclusive thank you dinner with all three team members and members of the Hitachi Rail Europe executive team post-event to celebrate the successful completion of the challenge!

A member of the Hitachi Rail Europe marketing team will be in touch following your donation to discuss sponsorship details.

Visit our Virgin Money Giving page to leave your donation