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Merseyrail team raises over £11,000 for charity with Three Peaks Challenge

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Merseyrail team raises over £11,000 for charity with Three Peaks Challenge
Team who completed Three Peaks Challenge. Credit: Merseyrail

A team from Merseyrail has raised more than £11,000 for the Railway Children charity after completing the Three Peaks Challenge by rail over the weekend.

The seven-member team from Merseyrail climbed Snowdon, Scafell Pike, and Ben Nevis, marking the 21st event run by the charity.

The funds raised will support vulnerable children in the UK, India, and Tanzania.

Chris Maher, Chief Financial Officer for Merseyrail and a member of the Three Peaks Challenge team, said:

“It was a fantastic event to be involved with and travelling by rail to each climb made it perfect for all of us rail workers.

“The climbing was really tough, but the team were great in helping each other and knowing that so much money had been donated really spurred us all on.

“We’d like to thank everyone who has donated so far, it’s very kind of you all. The money can make a truly positive difference in the lives of children across the world.”

Snowdon Mountain Railway
Snowdon Mountain Railway

The Merseyrail team had targeted to raise £8,000 but smashed that with £11,900 donated from more than 100 donors.

The Railway Children’s national target for this year is £180,000 with nearly £150,000 already donated. 

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. The Railway Children aim to get help and support to them as quickly as they can.

Reaching a child as soon as possible is crucial to making contact before an abuser, and before they become entrenched in street life.

The Merseyrail team is supporting Railway Children to protect and prevent these youngsters living alone and at risk on the streets.

You can donate here.

For more info on Merseyrail click here.

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