Memorial football match raises £460 for Great Ormond Street Hospital
A group of employees from National Express train operator c2c have presented a cheque for £460 to Great Ormond Street Hospital in memory of a late colleague.
The money was raised through a football match in memory of former c2c driver Rob Witt, who sadly died aged 38 in October 2010. Rob, who was based at Shoeburyness Depot, set up a charity football match before he passed away. Since then his colleagues have continued to remember him by organising the annual event and raising money for charity.
The event raised £160 on match day, while a further £300 was donated by the National Express Charity Panel, which recognises good causes actively supported by National Express's employees.
Geoff Powell, a c2c train driver based at Shoeburyness Depot who organised this year's match, said: "The important thing about this day was to remember our departed colleague and to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Thank you to all involved as a player or spectator - it was a brilliant day."
Helen Wythers, Charity Desk Coordinator for Great Ormond Street Hospital, said: "Thank you to everyone at c2c for their fund-raising efforts. This money will help us continue to provide the best care to thousands of very sick children every year."
Photograph shows Geoff Powell (second left) and colleagues from c2c at Great Ormond Street Hospital.