On Thursday 03rd January 2019 Nationwide Building Society staff members came to the N-LR to lend a hand as part of their corporate volunteering scheme.

A number of tasks had been scheduled by Graham Peacock, Engineering Services and the Buffet staff.

Sadly the cold weather in the morning put paid to any thoughts of starting any sanding or outside painting tasks, but there are always other tasks that can be tackled.

The group of volunteers were split in to smaller teams, one to do some internal painting, others to clean the coaches and the final group to help clear lineside vegetation and old sleepers. The final group also had the pleasure of building and lighting a bonfire, even though they didn’t need it to keep warm!

Many thanks to those who took part in the day.

The bonfire at Pitsford Sidings with volunteers sorting old sleepers in siding no.1