Thousands of Pounds Raised for Charity after DB Cargo UK Opens its Gates to the Public

Britain’s leading rail freight operator DB Cargo UK opened its gates to the general public to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

On Saturday 28 October, almost 100 lucky people received a tour of the DB Cargo UK Knottingley depot and buildings. The select few were provided with amazing vantage points for photography of the trains and wagons which were there at the time.

The event was a great success raising over £2000 for the chosen charity Cancer Research UK. People were asked to donate £15 each to take part in this rare opportunity and there was also a raffle with ‘money can’t buy prizes’ on offer.

Dave Jenkinson, Safety Assurance Manager, DB Cargo UK said: “This is the first time DB Cargo UK has held an event such as this and it proved a great success. The enthusiasm of everyone who came was brilliant and it was a real pleasure to show them what we do at Knottingley.

“Thank you to everyone that donated money in support of Cancer Research UK, to raise over £2,000 is phenomenal.”

The success of the day was also outlined in some of the attendee’s feedback provided after the event.

An attendee of the event explained

“I attended the open day at Knottingley depot, it was very well organised from start to finish. I found the day informative and interesting, a massive thank you must go to the staff at DB Cargo UK who were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Finally a special thank you for allowing my son and me into a Class 67 cab, it was brilliant!”

DB Cargo UK hopes to hold more events like this in the future.