More than £5,000 has already been donated to British Ukrainian Aid, this year’s National Rail Awards charity, through the Rail Ukraine Appeal and The Railway Family Prize Draw.
A donation of just £20 can buy a tourniquet, which can help save someone’s life. Tourniquets stop and control bleeding, enabling a wounded person to stay alive until medical help arrives.
£100 will buy tactical First Aid Kits containing items such as tourniquets and other items for urgent trauma treatment.
Basic Rescue systems, costing £716 each, comprise a versatile stretcher which provides patient protection and security when only two people instead of four are involved in a rescue operation (thus reducing the number of people risking their lives while evacuating casualties).
£1,200 can buy a Baby Warmer. These are needed by maternity hospitals and centres, as frequent air raids mean vulnerable babies have to be moved from intensive care to cold basements.
And £8,000 can buy an ambulance. The medical infrastructure in Ukraine has been significantly damaged following continuous attacks on health care. Ambulances will help to bring vital life-saving care to people in Ukraine and improve the quality of health services. They are also widely used for rescue operations and evacuation.
Every pound counts. And for every £10 you donate through https://gofund.me/c4fbf4e7 you can win one of more than 30 incredible prizes. And we can now reveal the third set of prizes:
■ Experience being a train driver in an Avanti simulator in Crewe, including travel to and from Crewe on an Avanti West Coast service (Avanti).
■ Trip for two to the top of the iconic Forth Bridge (Scotland’s Railway/Network Rail Scotland).
■ Exclusive behind the scenes tour for two of Neville Hill traincare centre in Leeds (Northern).
■ Two tickets for Glasgow Central tour and museum (2 prizes).
■ RAIL magazine and RailReview one-year subscription (2 prizes).
■ Cab ride along the Sea Wall at Dawlish, plus experience being a train driver on driver training simulator at Plymouth – for two people (Great Western Railway).
■ Two First Class tickets (LNER).
■ Limited edition brixies model and HST memorabilia book (East Midlands Railway).
■ Behind the scenes tour for four people of Siemens’ Chippenham facility (Siemens Mobility).
A second raffle, exclusively on the night of the National Rail Awards, will also take place.
And on top of this, we are offering a third and final raffle for a true ‘money can’t buy experience’: a luxury lunch with two of the industry’s most famous personalities – Network Rail Chief Executive Andrew Haines, and Chris Green, creator of the ScotRail brand, the managing director at InterCity before privatisation, and former chief executive at Virgin Trains, where he introduced the new Pendolino and Voyager fleets.
Intuitive Talent Solutions is offering this exclusive opportunity to spend some quality time to learn from the best and support the Rail Ukraine Appeal.
It’s your chance to ask any burning questions or just soak up the opportunity to listen and learn.
Tickets to this exclusive raffle are £50 each and can be purchased at www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/railwayfamilylunch. Last day to purchase is September 15.
■ To book your tickets for the National Rail Awards, visit www.nationalrailawards.co.uk