North Lincolnshire’s rail company’s generous donation to hospice

VolkerRail Team based at British Steels Scunthorpe steelworks donate 1,000 to Lindsey lodge Hospice
VolkerRail Team based at British Steels Scunthorpe steelworks donate 1,000 to Lindsey lodge Hospice

Lindsey Lodge Hospice has been given a £1,000 boost thanks to one of the UK’s leading multi-disciplinary railway infrastructure contractors.

The VolkerRail Team based at British Steel’s Scunthorpe steelworks have achieved more than five years without any lost-time accidents and in celebration the big hearted team there agreed to donate money to the hospice rather than spend it on a celebration.

VolkerRail general manager, John Pearson, said: “This is a massive achievement that really does deserve acknowledging. It is extremely humbling that the team wish to help others as their celebration and it was a great pleasure to make this donation to Lindsey Lodge in recognition of their outstanding performance.”

John and some of the Scunthorpe team visited the charity-run Hospice to handover the donation, and were given a tour by fundraiser Rob Dannatt, who said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone at VolkerRail for choosing to support us at Lindsey Lodge Hospice.”