A team of current and retired railway employees have raised over £1400 for a creative youth project in Salisbury.
The group made up of employees and retired staff from both Network Rail and South Western Railway, based at Salisbury railway station, took part in a sponsored walk in May to raise money for the creative youth hub at The Underground Studios.
The group began their walks for leisure, just enjoying a day out walking together. Since 2009 the tRAILblazers’ group have raised tens of thousands of pounds for good causes with their themed sponsored walks regularly coming up with new walks to raise money.
The Underground Studios, based in The Harnham Bunker provide young people around Salisbury workshops and 1-2-1 tuition in a variety of creative activities including music, media, coding and gaming. The money raised by tRAILblazers will help fund places for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to take part in activities and 1-2-1 tuition to help give access to all those that have a passion for these creative fields.
The three directors, Naomi, Alex and Andy, of the project visited the Salisbury Signal Box at Salisbury station on Monday (30th May) to collect the cheque and thank the walkers for their support.
Alex Mobaraki, a director at The Underground Studios said; ‘This money is amazing and we are really grateful to the guys at Salisbury station for their support. It’s exciting to know that we can help more kids learn an instrument, learn to code and just be creative. It will make a real difference to a lot of young people in Salisbury’
The Underground Studios offer afterschool clubs and 1-2-1 tuition during term time, alternative education provisions to local schools and ad-hoc workshops to schools and local youth groups, to find out more about the creative hub, please visit their website – theundergroundstudios.co.uk/