ELITE SPONSORS 2023
Railway Children has been supported by Worldline for a number of years. As well as supporting the Railway Ball, our teams have taken part in the Three Peaks Challenge, Ride India and Africa, the London Marathon and we’ve raised money with bake sales, bingo, quiz nights and many more activities! Many of our people have seen first-hand the great work that the Railway Children do to help children both in the UK and abroad. There are children that need our help in now more than ever, we call upon the rest of the transport industry to get involved and to support this great fundraising effort.
Colas Rail is one of Europe’s leading suppliers of railway infrastructure services, we are award-winning specialists having designed and constructed all forms of railways across Europe and the UK. We work on some of the continent’s most high-profile projects, including the delivery of major enhancement and maintenance frameworks for Network Rail.
We are currently working on some incredibly exciting projects, including regenerating rail infrastructure across the southern region of the UK with the South Rail Systems Alliance and are heavily involved in establishing the Metro Network in the West Midlands through the Midland Metro Alliance.
SPL POWERLINES UK
Those that work in the rail industry are often one of the first points of contact for children in UK, India and East Africa escaping abuse, poverty, violence and neglect. Children head to train stations as a route to escape, or in some cases for shelter. It is therefore vitally important that as an industry we take that responsibility of being a point of contact and do all we can to help support improvements in these children’s lives. SPL Powerlines UK is proud to be associated with The Railway Ball, which has raised millions for The Railway Children, while providing an entertaining event that brings all the railway industry together. It is an amazing night for a great cause.
Trainline is the leading independent rail and coach travel platform selling rail and coach tickets to millions of travellers worldwide. We bring together millions of routes, fares and journey times from 270 rail and coach carriers across 45 countries, and our aim is to make rail travel easier and more accessible. We are proud to partner with The Railway Ball and support the outstanding work they do to help vulnerable children in the UK, India and East Africa.
Transport UK, formerly Abellio UK, is a dynamic private sector transport operator serving millions of rail and bus passengers every day across the UK. It operates Greater Anglia, West Midlands Trains, East Midlands Railway, and Merseyrail, as well as 9% of London’s bus routes. Led by a dedicated team, Transport UK provides award-winning services to millions of passengers and is at the forefront of shaping the future of integrated public transport.
It is a company driven by community engagement, responsibility, and compassion. Its guiding ethos is rooted in commitment to enhancing the UK’s transport systems for the betterment of society. By prioritising efficiency, sustainability, and accessibility, Transport UK strives to create a seamless travel experience that contributes to the overall well-being of communities across the United Kingdom.
With this ethos in mind, Transport UK is proud to sponsor the Railway Ball and in doing so, support the Railway Children charity. It is a testament to the group’s values and signifies a dedication to giving back to society and making a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable children.
Railway Children plays a vital role in the lives of children who have run away or have been forced to leave their homes due to poverty, abuse, violence, and neglect. The charity’s work is indispensable, as it offers these children the protection and support needed to rebuild their lives. Railway Children is a lifeline of hope, care, and a chance for a better future
RAIL BUSINESS DAILY & RAILWAY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
Rail Business Daily (RBD) is the UK’s largest rail media company which exists to be a force for good by helping ambitious rail organisations grow and win work. Working across the heart of the rail industry, with many UK leading brands, we are delighted to be able to partner with the Railway Children as the official media partner for the Railway Ball.
Our extensive media and marketing platforms – both in print and digital – provide us with the unique opportunity to make a real, measurable difference. Railbusinessdaily.com is the country’s largest rail news publisher. We keep our loyal, active and engaged audience up to date and informed on all things rail via this news website which receives more than 15.2million website views every year. The website has fast become the place the sector goes for the latest developments and is an ideal way to showcase the work of the charity.
Our 7am daily news newsletter will also put the Railway Children Charity directly into the e-mail inboxes of 73,000+ subscribers. As Rail Business Daily continues to grow, we want our positive action for the industry to grow. In 2022, we have committed to donating £500,000 in free media placements and charitable donations. And out of the office, our teams up and down the country are also getting involved this year once again to support this great fundraising effort.
We hope RBD’s involvement will go some way to supporting vulnerable young people across the world.