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Station sleepout to raise funds for Railway Children

Fundraisers will be joined by Network Rail directors and so far unnamed politicians at a charitable station sleepout on January 31.

Four stations are taking part in the event, which is being organised by Railway Children: Liverpool Lime Street, Manchester Piccadilly, Birmingham New Street and London Bridge, to raise much-needed funds and awareness.

Railways are one of the easiest ways for runaway children to travel and this year BTP estimates it will deal with as many as 10,000 child safeguarding incidents on Britain’s railways.

Approximately a third of those children will have run away from home or care, escaping issues such as violence, abuse or neglect.

Railway Children programme director Pete Kent said: “We have only been able to carry out this work thanks to the amazing support we have continued to have from across the industry, and we’re hoping this event will see the rail community coming together once again to support us and to support these children.

“Everyone and anyone can take part – and we’re hoping as many people as possible will get behind our first ever Railway Children Sleepout.”

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Read more: Documentary makers to visit all stations in Ireland and Northern Ireland


 

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