Do you work with someone who truly has a heart of gold? Someone who makes a difference in the world of Rail just because they have a heart of Gold? Benevolence is about caring for each other and we wanted to highlight those who have this message at heart. Nominate that person who puts colleagues and commuters first, goes the extra mile, raises money for charity, is selfless and is always first to help out. We want to hear about these special people so they can be celebrated.’
Anyone who works in the Rail industry can be nominated in this category. The charity they have raised money for does not need to be a Rail based charity.
You can see all the past winners here.
Last years winner of Charitable Person of the year was Paula Hilliard from Govia Thameslink Railway:
Employee engagement manager Paula Hillard co-ordinates GTR’s Prince’s Trust programme and goes above and beyond the expected support for the youngsters. She was also a driving force for raising funds for the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. In less than a week she took up the challenge of organising collections at large stations and thanks to her efforts more than 60 people from GTR helped to raise over £12,000.
Here's how you nominate:
To nominate some one you believe deserves to win the RBF Award for 'Rail Heart of Gold', first write down in rough what you most admire about the person: cheerfulness, positive thinking, companionship, a person who stands by his/her mates, a person who never misses a day at work, a newcomer who goes out of his or her way to learn and absorb the art of working on the railway. This will help clarify in your own mind why you are going ahead with the nomination for 'Rail Heart of Gold'.
Next, write down a specific incident which typifies the qualities you know this person has.
Maybe it was a charity event they helped organise, a late night emergency work session put in to help out a colleague. It could be an act of bravery, rescuing a passenger from an incident; or assisting a foreigner or child who had become lost.
This can all be done on the nomination page. Please click Nominate Now above to access this.
Finally discuss all this with your manager or director. He or she will need to be happy that the nomination can go forward. If as a manager you are proposing a member of staff do, please, make sure they are fully aware of what you are up to and that he or she agrees to be nominated.
Please make sure you submit a photo.
RailStaff will contact the person being nominated to check that they are happy to go into the final list being put forward to the judges.
At any stage of the process feel free to contact RailStaff. We can help with advice on how to draft a nomination.