Greater Anglia helps Samaritans

Local train operator Greater Anglia has made a donation of over £1,000 to Samaritans.

Greater Anglia is supporting Samaritans with a donation following the company’s recent safety culture survey, where a contribution is made to charity on behalf of the staff participating in the survey.
Staff who took part in the survey came from across the Greater Anglia network, including Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and London.
In total £1,169 was donated by Greater Anglia to the charity, as a result of the survey.  
Michelle Smart Greater Anglia’s HR & Safety Assurance Director said: “Samaritans do tremendous work offering support to people and we are pleased to be able to help the vital work they do.”
Rachel Kirby-Rider, Executive Director for Fundraising and Communications said: “As a charity, Samaritans relies on donations. We are very grateful to Greater Anglia for their generous contribution, and are pleased at our growing links with the rail industry.”

Notes to Editors

Photo: Shows (left to right) Michelle Smart Greater Anglia’s HR & Safety Assurance Director and Rachel Kirby-Rider, Executive Director for Fundraising and Communications.

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About Greater Anglia

The Greater Anglia franchise began operating on 5 February 2012. It provides intercity, commuter and rural services throughout the region including the Stansted Express service.

Greater Anglia is responsible for almost 3,000 employees and operates 1,900 train services per day. It services 167 stations and carries two million passengers a week.

About Samaritans

Samaritans is available round the clock, every single day of the year. We provide a safe place for anyone struggling to cope, whoever they are, however they feel, whatever life has done to them. Please call 116 123, email, or visit to find details of the nearest branch.