Young Rail Professionals are proud to partner with Railway Children to engage our members in fundraising activities to help this wonderful charity get to street children and bring hope and rescue to kids in need. YRP will also seek to support Railway Children in key projects and promotion of their cause.
Railway Children fight for vulnerable children who live alone at risk on the streets, where they suffer abuse and exploitation. In the UK, society often denies their existence, and in other countries the problem is so prevalent that it has become ‘normal’.
They run away or are forced to leave homes where they suffer poverty, violence, abuse and neglect. They find themselves living on the streets because there is nowhere else to go and no one left to turn to. The problems they face on the streets are often even worse than those they endured at home. Every day Railway Children fight to change their story.
How can YRP members get involved with the Railway Children?
Railway Children has a programme of events from climbing the Three Peaks to jumping out of a plane, cycling from London to Paris to running a marathon. So if you want to take part in a physical challenge and do something amazing for street children, take a look at the website www.railwaychildren.org.uk/events.
Railway Children also have a network of volunteers across the country who get involved in local events, collections, etc. So whether you can only spare a couple of hours or a couple of days, contact them to get involved – firstname.lastname@example.org.