Rail company puts youngsters on track

Over �10,000 has been given to one of The Comet’s charities of the year to help disadvantaged young people in Hertfordshire.

The Prince’s Trust Hertfordshire received the money from UK Railtours after the rail excursion company raised the cash from raffles on their trains. The funds will go towards helping disadvantaged youths across the county get into work, education and training.

Managing director of UK Railtours, John Farrow, said: “The Prince’s Trust has been of interest to us as a charity to support as we ran the first ever high speed train on the East Coast Main Line for them back in 1977. We ran it as part of the Silver Jubilee celebrations.”

Christopher Langdon, who mentors young people involved with the charity, accepted the �10,000 cheque on behalf of the trust.

He said: “We are very pleased to have received this money. Without the support from businesses such as UK Railtours we would not be able to help thousands of disadvantaged young people to turn their lives around.”

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To find out how you can support The Prince’s Trust and help them raise �50,000 in Comet county, call the charity’s Stevenage office on 01438 730520 or go to www.princes-trust.org.uk

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