WHAT IS THE RAILWAY BALL?

The Railway Ball is when the great UK Rail industry comes together to have fun and help change children’s lives. The Ball generates income used by Railway Children to transform lives here in the UK, as well as in India and East Africa.


VITAL STATISTICS

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2000 ESTABLISHED

THAT’S 17 ANNUAL BALLS

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15,000 RAIL EXECS

HIGH ATTENDANCE

£6MILLION RAISED

FOR RAILWAY CHILDREN

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275,000 CHILDREN

LIVES MADE BETTER


Ball Supporters

Over 190 businesses have supported the Ball over the years in some shape or form. Many attend year on year.

Take a look…

Sponsors


TEAM WORK

The Railway Ball is brought about by a committed team who’ve helped countless children thanks to the amazing generosity and fundraising brilliance of the businesses and individuals who attend and donate.

DIRECTORS
Dyan Crowther

Chairperson
Dyan Crowther

HS1

Vice Chair
Mark Hopwood

Great Western Railway

Vice Chair
Jake Kelly

East Midland Trains

Michael Holden

Past Chairman
Sir Michael Holden

Coledale Consulting

Chris Cornthwaite

Treasurer & Company Secretary
Chris Cornthwaite

First Group

PATRONS
  • Mike Brown MVO TfL
  • Sir Peter Hendy CBE Network Rail
  • Sir Terry Morgan CBE Crossrail
  • Paul Plummer Rail Delivery Group
  • Mark Thurston HS2
COMMITTEE
  • John Aloy Telefónica UK Limited (O2)
  • Tim Bentley Bombardier Transportation UK
  • Oliver Bratton MTR
  • Rupert Brennan Brown Porterbrook
  • Gavin Brice Exterion Media
  • Oxana Brookes Hoggett Bowers
  • Malcolm Brown AMP Capital
  • Graeme Bunker CRC Ltd
  • Rob Capener Railway Children
  • Susan Cooklin Network Rail
  • Angie Doll Go Ahead Group
  • Steve Dyke Amey Consulting
  • Fred Garner Taylor Woodrow
  • Tim Hartley Korn Ferry
  • Ben Hewlett Granger Reis
  • Shaun Jones Thales
  • Tom Joyner Arriva
  • Tony Lacy Worldline
  • Graham Leech Virgin Trains & Graham Leech Consulting
  • Ann Metherall Burges Salmon LLP
  • Tricia Nelson EY
  • Andy Pitt Cross London Trains
  • Gareth Powell London Underground
  • Chris Rayner HS2
  • Chris Scoggins Transport Consultant
  • Ian Smyth UK Power Networks Services
  • Elaine Stewart
  • Ed Thomas KPMG
  • William Wilson Siemens
  • Christian Wolmar Writer & Broadcaster
  • Piers Wood Alstom
EVENT ORGANISERS

Alison Rhind-Tutt CL Events


Get Involved

The Ball committee is made up of senior rail executives who voluntarily give their time and use their influence to improve the lives of Railway Children.  The rewards are immeasurable.

Get in touch…

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Last year’s Ball raised £481,448 thanks to 1,200 generous guests and more than 100 kind-hearted businesses buying tickets and sponsoring. This helped Railway Children support thousands of children here’s a few examples…

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