The Railway Benefit Fund (RBF) have announced that their much-loved ‘Heart of Gold’ Awards are back for 2022. Nominations for the awards are open now and will close on 7th October, with the winners being announced in November. Last year the charity received over 100 nominations and 7,000 votes.
The RBF Heart of Gold Awards celebrate those in the rail industry who go the extra mile and make a real difference to their workplace or community. The nominations and voting are by the everyday people who work in rail – giving them the opportunity to thank the colleagues they appreciate, value and who inspire them.
This year, there are four award categories to choose from:
Lifetime Achievement Award- Sponsored by Railpen
The Lifetime Achievement Award is for someone who has demonstrated their Heart of Gold throughout their career in rail. This person may be a mentor to others, a supportive figure, or even just a friendly face.
Nominees for this award would usually have worked in rail for at least 15 years.
Team Award- Sponsored by Amaro
The Team Award is for an amazing group of people who all work in the rail industry. They work together, support each other and achieve amazing things as a group. You may wish to nominate:
• Your own work team
• A team you manage
• A team of people who have fundraised together/ team of volunteers
Rising Star Award- Sponsored by Furrer + Frey
The Rising Star Award is for someone who has made a big impact in a short space of time. This person is new to the Railway Family but has already displayed incredible acts of kindness and is inspiring others to do the same.
Nominees for this award would usually be within their first 5 years of working in rail.
Rail Hero Award
The Rail Hero Award recognises an unsung hero who has made a significant impact on the wellbeing of a colleague or their community. Their heroic gesture could be big or small but has made a huge difference to the lives of others.
Nominate on the RBF website: https://www.railwaybenefitfund.org.uk/events/heart-of-gold-awards
Photo credit: Railway Benefit Fund