Network Rail Leeds hand over £1055 to Samaritans

Friday 14th September 2018
Andrew Davies of Network Rail presented a cheque for £1055 to Samaritans on the platform at Leeds station. They held their 4th Golf Event of its kind on Friday 14th September 2018. The Golf Event organised by Andrew Davies raised funds for 3 charities, The Brain Tumour Charity, Sue Ryder Wheatfields and Samaritans.

Samaritans were chosen after Andrews’ colleague, Narinder Kumar, took his own life in 2015.  Andrews says “ this was a complete shock to everyone including his young family and friends” he goes on to explain “We wanted to support the Samaritans to spread the awareness that there is help out there for people to get in touch.”

The NK trophy (named in memory of Narinder) was presented to the winner for the fourth time last month and in total the event raised a truly impressive £13000 in Narinder’s memory. Players took part in the tournament that was by all accounts a successful and enjoyable day!  Raffle tickets were sold to win fantastic prizes ranging from bottles of wine to holidays in the sun.

Tracey Whitehead, volunteer at Samaritans Leeds said, “This is a fantastic amount of money that they have raised for Samaritans, we appreciate every penny!  To put it into perspective for anyone wishing to fundraise for us, our trained volunteers take over 5.4 million calls from people struggling to cope in many different ways, each year.  It costs us over £4 per call.  Network Rail have helped to reach nearly 300 people by holding this event for us.  We wish to thank each and every one of them for the part they played either by taking part in the event or helping to organise and run it”