Much loved charity the Railway Benefit Fund (RBF) have announced that their Christmas Shop is now officially open. There is a selection of rail themed items available this year including cards, stocking fillers and the 2022 Calendar ‘Names & Trains.’ All monies raised from the RBF Christmas Shop will go towards supporting railway people who are in need this Christmas.
RBF have two new card designs for sale this year. The first is a bespoke card for RBF, taken by the late photographer Peter Skelton. The image is titled ‘Winter on the Servern Valley Line’ and features a steam train travelling through a stunning snowy scene. The second card is a lovely design featuring Santa boarding the Santa Express. These cards come in packs of 10 and are £4.50 and £4 respectively.
The RBF Calendar, kindly sponsored by TES 2000, is back for 2022 and this year features stunning images of named trains, provided by staff at Avanti, Northern, Caledonian Sleeper, Southeastern and more. Trains featured in this year’s calendar include Tornado, Flying Scotsman and the RBF’s own named pendolino. The calendar is A4 landscape size and costs £7.50.
Also featured this year are a few perfect stocking fillers for railway enthusiasts. The Journey of a Railway Signalman book is a fascinating look at the history of railway signalling on Merseyside and in North-West England, written by Tony Cook. Also available is a tote bag featuring an eye-catching design of the Flying Scotsman.
Give a Gift
This year RBF have helped over 600 families with direct financial support and aim to give a £40 gift voucher to each child this Christmas. Choose to ‘Give a Gift’ with your online purchase and you can help make wishes come true this Christmas. All RBF Christmas products can be purchased here: www.railwaybenefitfund.org.uk/shop
For assistance with ordering, please call 0345 241 2885.
Support the RBF’s Christmas campaign by donating to their JustGiving page: www.justgiving.com/campaign/rbfchristmas