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Full steam ahead for fundraising at King's Lynn rail staff's charity day


By Lynn News Reporter


King's Lynn Train Station holds charity event IAO EAAA Pictured FLtoR Melanie Denley. Grahame Carter. Grame Pratt. (Station Manager). (5281518)
King's Lynn Train Station holds charity event IAO EAAA Pictured FLtoR Melanie Denley. Grahame Carter. Grame Pratt. (Station Manager). (5281518)

A cycling challenge, leg waxing and a head shave were all part of a fundraising day King’s Lynn Railway Station staff took part in last week.

Great Northern’s staff based at the station have raised almost £1,400 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) thanks to the day packed full of tasks on Friday.

The cycling challenge team smashed their target of 316.6 km – the circumference of Norfolk – on their exercise bikes, reaching a total of 362 km.

Train driver Brian Cain had his chest and back waxed for the cause while Vicky Somerton, train cleaning supervisor, had her head shaved.

King's Lynn Train Station holds charity event IAO EAAA Pictured Vicky Somerton. having head shaved for charity by Graeme Pratt (Station Manager). (5281486)
King's Lynn Train Station holds charity event IAO EAAA Pictured Vicky Somerton. having head shaved for charity by Graeme Pratt (Station Manager). (5281486)

Station manager Graeme Pratt said: “The generosity of our customers and local businesses has shone through, and there is more sponsorship money to come in.

“I would like to thank everyone involved for their help and hard work as this was truly a team effort across the stations, drivers, cleaners, revenue and management teams.”

The East Anglian Air Ambulance was chosen by Great Northern employees as the company’s charity for 2018.



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