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04/07/16
'Putting' on another successful fundraiser!
RBF Golf Day 2016
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24/05/16
British Transport Police Spent 3 Days on the Edge!
Over 100 bold cyclists jumped on their bikes with the shared goal of raising much needed funds for RBF!
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10/05/16
Vintage Fun-raising at the Railway Benefit’s Spring Ball
Supporters and Staff get together to raise funds at Spring Ball
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05/04/16
Great Train Robbery Model - Success!
Luton Model Railway Club raise an incredible amount for RBF
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15/03/16
Northern and Branch Line Society Fundraising Train a Success!
200 enthusiasts board an exclusive fundraiser train in aid of RBF
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07/03/16
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06/01/16
2015 - A year of change for RBF
The introduction of new services, new fundraising programmes and new board members brought positive change to RBF during 2015.
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23/11/15
Donate to RBF While You Shop!
RBF are thrilled to be part of a new online initiative - 'EasyFundraising'
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12/11/15
RBF BOOSTS HQ TEAM
Charity building “dynamic, talented and dedicated team”
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02/11/15
Inaugural RBF apprenticeship scheme - study while you work
RBF has launched its first apprenticeship scheme, offering an opportunity for someone who is interested in business and finance to study for qualifications while working.
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07/10/15
Glasgow puts the ‘fun’ in fundraising
Over £22,000 was raised by the 240 guests who enjoyed the food, fun and fundraising at the 9th RBF annual dinner held in the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow on Friday 2 October.
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03/09/15
RBF Special Train – Saturday 7 November 2015
In partnership with South West Trains and using a five-car Class 158/8 and ‘159, RBF is delighted to announce its first ever fund raising special excursion by train!
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18/08/15
New services from RBF go nationwide after successful trials
RBF is from September extending its new services to railway people right across the country following successful trials in Merseyrail and SWT.
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16/08/15
Experienced occupational charity sector executive appointed to RBF Board
Merrick Willis has joined the Board of RBF after a career lifetime of service.
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14/08/15
RBF ‘professionalises’ during 2014.
Strategic review held as new structure emerges.
Charity helps over 500 railway people during 201.
Full details in RBF Annual Report 2014
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22/07/15
RBF (the railway charity) Volunteer Administrator – Crewe
We currently have an opportunity for a volunteer administrator at our Head Office in Crewe.
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25/06/15
Golf Day 2015
The charity's annual golf day took place at Hendon golf course on Thursday 18 June 2015 and raised over £12,000.
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17/06/15
Your charity needs you, says Charley!
Workers throughout Britain’s rail network are being called upon to get involved with RBF, the industry’s own charity.
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10/06/15
Simmy: Exciting time for RBF
Simmy Akhtar has been appointed to the new role of RBF Services Manager, with specific responsibility to manage the charity’s new information services.
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02/06/15
RBF invests in the future
Frank Johnson, experienced finance and investment executive with a background in transport, has been appointed to the RBF Board.
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07/05/15
RBF gets Spring Ball boost
Over £7,000 was raised by RBF at the rail charity's first Spring Ball fundraiser at York's National Railway Museum in April.
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05/05/15
RBF appoints new Chief Executive Officer
Abi Smith confirmed in role
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05/05/15
Donation to change lives
RBF benefits from CSIS charity
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13/03/15
RBF funds boosted by industry awards donations
GUESTS raised over £5,000 for RBF at the 17th annual Rail Business Awards dinner held at the London Hilton, Park Lane on 26 February 2015.
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13/03/15
Abellio goes for gold as latest RBF corporate supporter
ABELLIO, the operator of three UK rail franchises – Greater Anglia, Northern Rail and Merseyrail - is the latest business to become a Gold Package supporter of RBF.
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09/02/15
Current RBF Job Vacancies
Services Manager - closing date 16 February 2015
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20/01/15
New chair of RBF takes up appointment
New Year start for new chairman.
Tim Shoveller has taken up his role as RBF chairman.
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18/12/14
Abi gets green light as Interim RBF CEO
Abi Smith has been appointed to the new positon of Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) by RBF as the railway charity starts work on a programme of modernisation of its structure and service offer
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11/12/14
Simon's returns to Deputy Chairman
Today is the last RBF board meeting with Simon Osborne as Acting Chairman.

We thank Simon for his support as he returns to Deputy Chairman.
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09/12/14
Closed for Christmas
The RBF Head Office will be closed for a short period over the festive season.
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24/11/14
Great War Railwaymen
RBF is to benefit from a book about railway people who served in the Great War written by a railwayman and army reservist who has served in Iraq.
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27/10/14
Spring Ball
The RBF are holding their very own Spring Ball with a carnival theme.
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06/10/14
National Dinner raises £43k
Thank you to all those who attended and supported the RBF National Dinner last Friday.
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22/09/14
£9k raised at the NRA’s 2014
Thank you to all those who kindly donated at the National Rail Awards on Thursday 18 September, at the Grosvenor London.
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14/08/14
RBF Charity Christmas Cards
The RBF have produced a Charity Christmas Card Collection for 2014.
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13/08/14
New chairman
We are pleased to announce Tim Shoveller as our new chairman.
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13/08/14
A special thanks to David Kierton
We would like to say thank you to David Kierton from Unipart Rail who has been fundraising on behalf of the RBF.
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05/08/14
100 Cares for £1000
We need 100 people to Care for our cause for a chance to win £1,000 for the RBF!
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14/07/14
Siemens Donation
Siemens Rail made a charitable donation of £5,000 to the RBF.
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12/06/14
Annual Golf Tournament 2014
A big thank you to everyone who helped raise £10,000 at the RBF annual golf day held at Hendon Golf Club on 12 June.
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17/03/14
IMechE raises £9k
IMechE raised over £9000 for the RBF at the Railway Division Annual Luncheon, held at Grosvenor House, Park Lane on Friday 7 March.
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05/03/14
RBA £9k to RBF
The rail industry raised over £9,000 for the RBF at the 16th annual Rail Business Awards, which were held at the London Hilton at the end of February.
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05/03/14
Freight man makes sure awards are no wash out!
Mike Higgins, a guest of rail freight wagon company VTG, offered to donate £250 to charity if Rob Brook, VTG’s MD, said “washing machines” during his brief stay on stage.
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10/02/14
Railway Benefit Fund appoints new Executive Director
The Railway Benefit Fund (RBF) has appointed experienced charity fund raiser Abi Smith as its new Executive Director.
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15/01/14
Playing a round for the RBF
The RBf's annual golf day will take place on Thursday 12 June
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14/01/14
National Annual dinner 2014
Friday October 3 2014, Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow: Early Bird Offer
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14/11/13
EMT raises £500
The RBF is £500 better off thanks to the generosity of East Midlands Trains
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06/11/13
Grand Central Glams up for a day
Staff at the railway company dress up for a day and raise over £1000.
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28/10/13
Annual dinner shaken, not stirred
Charity's James Bond themed extravaganza raises over £30,000
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24/06/13
Golf Day Record!
Railway Benefit Fund raises record amount by playing a round!
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30/04/13
Annual General Meeting
Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of Members will be held at Walkden House,10 Melton Street, London(adjacent to Euston Station)on Monday 11th June, 2013 ,commencing at 2.00 pm.
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16/04/13
Steaming ahead for the RBF
Charity to benefit from open weekend
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22/03/13
Welcome Mr Bond to our annual dinner
The Railway Benefit Fund’s 7th annual – and now well established - Scottish dinner takes place on Friday 4 October at the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow.
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05/03/13
Awards reward
Awards reward - diners dig deep for RBF
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23/01/13
Tee Time!!
It's the Railway Benefit Fund's annual golf day.
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28/09/12
Scottish Transport Minister Keith Brown is guest of honour at 6th RBF Scottish Dinner
Keith Brown, Scottish Transport Minister, has been confirmed as the guest of honour at this year's Railway Benefit Fund Scottish Dinner.
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01/05/12
Annual General Meeting
Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of Members will be held at Walkden House,10 Melton Street, London(adjacent to Euston Station)on Monday 25th June, 2012 ,commencing at 2.00 pm.
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19/04/12
Join the Railway Benefit Fund for our 6th Scottish Dinner
The sixth annual Scottish Dinner takes place at Glasgow's Grand Central Hotel, with award-winning comedian Des Clarke hosting.
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11/04/12
Railway Benefit Fund appoints Executive Director as it aims to modernise its image and become the railway industry’s charity for the 21st Century
The Railway Benefit Fund (RBF) has appointed Daniel Jaszczak as its Executive Director.
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17/02/12
RBF raises record amount at industry awards
The Railway Benefit Fund raised more than £9,000 at the 2011 Rail Business Awards, held at the London Hilton, in February, beating its RBA ‘personal best’.
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15/02/12
We are recruiting !
Would you like to work for the Railway Benefit Fund ?
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19/12/11
Donate to the Railway Benefit Fund every time you travel, thanks to partnership with Raileasy
Make a donation every time you book tickets, with the RBF and Raileasy.
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11/12/11
Turntable 6 - available now !
We are pleased to make the latest copy of our regular Newsletter available online....
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09/12/11
Tee time!
Teams invited to take part in annual RBF golf day.
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11/11/11
£3,505 Raised At Railway Industry Association AGM Dinner
The RIA AGM dinner saw £3,505 including Gift Aid raised for the RBF thanks to a raffle.
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27/10/11
Awards net nearly £12,000 for RBF
Nearly £12,000 in donations raised at the NRA and RFG dinners in September.
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27/10/11
Rail Business Awards Entrants Donate £500
Entries to the Rail Business Awards 2011 raise £500.
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26/10/11
More than £28,000 raised at 5th RBF Scottish Dinner
The Railway Benefit Fund raised more than £28,000 at its fifth annual Scottish Charity Dinner.
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09/06/11
Scottish Dinner – Take Five
Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow, Friday 30 September
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13/05/11
Private steam railway tickets to be won
20 places available!
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05/05/11
RBF receives £1,000 from Raileasy
Railway Benefit Fund receives £1,000 from Raileasy
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21/03/11
Calling all railway golfers!
Railway Benefit Fund charity golf day
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15/03/11
£10,000 raised at Rail Business Awards
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10/03/11
Run For It!
RBF finds marathon runner
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13/12/10
£25,000 raised on eBay
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10/11/10
Scottish Dinner results
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09/11/10
Introducing our Chairman: Dominic Booth
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15/10/10
Scottish Dinner 2010
Great food, fancy footwork and a relaxed atmosphere in the beautiful surroundings of Glasgow’s People’s Palace and Winter Gardens were apparent at the fourth RBF Scottish Annual Dinner.
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12/09/10
News Release 12th Aug. 2009
RAILWAY BENEFIT FUND CELEBRATES THIRD SCOTTISH DINNER
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08/09/10
Scottish Dinner 2010
Tickets are still available for The Railway Benefit Fund’s (RBF) fourth annual Scottish dinner. The event is being held at Glasgow’s People’s Palace and Winter Gardens on Friday 8 October, 2010.
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25/08/10
Railway Runner
Railway Runner on target for £5K after first London Marathon for the Railway Benefit Fund
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10/08/10
Marathon 2011
Railway’s own marathon man aims higher for rail charity
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24/07/10
That's a close call 24th Jul 2009
RAIL CHARITY BENEFITS AS ATKINS DONATES MONEY TO RAILWAY BENEFIT FUND
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11/06/10
Scottish Dinner 2010
Railway Benefit Fund Launches 4th Scottish Dinner
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20/04/10
4th Scottish Dinner Launch
RAILWAY BENEFIT FUND LAUNCHES 4TH SCOTTISH DINNER
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21/01/10
Ebay sales for Railway Benefit Fund
RAILWAY BENEFIT FUND RAISES OVER £20,000 ON EBAY
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01/01/10
Richard Wlson 7th May 2009
ACTOR RICHARD WILSON LENDS HIS VOICE TO HELP RAILWAY CHARITY RAISE FUNDS ...
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01/01/10
True Romance 14th Feb 2009
VIRGIN TRAINS TO HOLD VALENTINE’S DAY AUCTION OF 117 NAMEPLATES TO RAISE MONEY FOR CHARITY
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01/01/10
Celebrate 150 Years 29th Jan 2009
To mark our 150th anniversary...
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