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

PROVEN

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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.

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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.

CHAIRS & TREASURER
Dyan Crowther

Chairperson
Dyan Crowther

CEO, HS1

Vice Chair
Mark Hopwood CBE

MD, GWR

Past Chairman
Sir Michael Holden

Coledale Consulting


Chris Cornthwaite

Treasurer & Company Secretary
Chris Cornthwaite

Vice Chair
James Bain

CEO, Worldline UK & Ireland

Vice Chair
Angie Doll

COO, Govia Thameslink Railway

PATRONS
Lisa Coleman Worldline

Sir Peter Hendy CBE Network Rail

Mark Thurston HS2

 

Andy Byford Transport for London

Darren Caplan Railway Industry Association

Andrew Haines Network Rail

 

COMMITTEE

Katherine Anchorena Railway Industry Association

Jean-Pierre Bertrand Colas Rail UK

Rupert Brennan Brown Rail Positive Relations

Oxana Brookes Redgrave Partners

Malcolm Brown Angel Trains

Graeme Bunker-James CRC Ltd & A1SLT

Rob Capener Railway Children

Anit Chandarana GBRTT

Susan Cooklin

Jason Cotterrell Global

Jamie Crystal EY

John Halsall Network Rail

Philip Heathcote UK Power Networks Services

Ben Hewlett Granger Reis

Tom Joyner CrossCountry

James McGowan Porterbrook

Andy Pitt Cross London Trains

Gareth Powell Transport for London

Chris Rayner HS2

Richard Schofield MTR Elizabeth line

Ian Smyth UK Power Networks Services

Mark Swindell Rock Rail

Simon Taylor Business Daily Group (incorporating Rail Business Daily) 

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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