Christmas raffle run by Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft railway station staff

Great Yarmouth train station. Picture: James Bass

Great Yarmouth train station. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2015

Big hearted staff at Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft railway stations plan to raise hundreds of pounds for a local charity by holding a Christmas raffle.

Laura Engelstone and Ann Kirkham along with other ticket office staff have put together two hampers full of festive treats, including a Christmas cake, Christmas pudding, wine and chocolates, which will be won on Friday, December 22.

So far they have raised more than £150 and hope that passengers will dig deep and buy raffle tickets, all proceeds of which will go to the Help An East Coast Child Appeal.

Help An East Coast Child, a charity which aims to make life better for less privileged children and their families on the East coast through grants and by working with schools, youth groups, disabled children and more, is close to the hearts of the station staff and many passengers who pass through the stations.

Greater Anglia's Area Customer Service Manager, James Reeve, said: 'Ann, Laura and the station teams have pulled out all the stops to create these fantastic hampers and passengers have been very generous so far as they pass through the stations. I hope that together we will raise an impressive amount for the 'Help an East Coast Child' appeal and would like to thank everyone who has contributed so far.'

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