455 Farewell Tour Raises £26,000 for Mind in Croydon

The farewell tour of the 40-year old Class 455 train fleet run by Southern raised £26,000 for Mind in Croydon. 

To round of a programme of activities in Mental Health Awareness week, Southern’s parent company Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) invited members of the public to buy tickets. 

Cara Scott and Peter Phillips from Mind in Croydon joined 500 enthusiasts on the day-long outing to promote our work to combat mental health issues and fill collection buckets.

Phil Nacmanson and Antony Yandell of GTR’s train operations management team came up with the idea to give the fleet a substantial send-off.

Chris Fowler, Southern’s customer services director, said: “I’m very proud to have been part of this well-deserved send-off to mark the class 455s’ four decades of service, and delighted that the money raised for Mind was way above all our expectations.

“Many people played vital roles and deserve a huge thank-you.”

Posted on: 13th June 2022

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