RBF makes friends

Making Friends: RBF president Pete Waterman with staff from Porterbrook during his visit to Derby.

THE RAILWAY Benefit Fund, the charity supporting the UK’s rail workers and their families when they experience tough times, has kicked off a ‘Making Friends’ initiative. Committing to an annual joining fee, for a minimum of three years, gives access to a range of services and opportunities offered by RBF, including:

■ a way for companies to complement and enhance their wellbeing strategy with RBF’s independent and confidential services;

■ profile in RBF’s nationwide promotional campaign and communications within the rail industry;

■ receiving an RBF Friends logo for use in internal and external communications and their own logo and company biography in the RBF Friends directory; and

■ 10% discount when booking onto RBF events.

Four corporate sponsors have joined up so far. Abellio Rail Replacement (ARR) and Merseyrail – both important supporters of the charity and RBF board members – were the first to join the programme.

On a recent #MeetPete roadshow visit in Derby to showcase RBF’s services, charity president and famous record producer Pete Waterman signed up East Midlands Railway and Porterbrook. Rupert Brennan Brown, Porterbrook’s Director of Stakeholder Engagement, said: ‘We are delighted to have signed up as a Friend of the Railway Benefit Fund.’