Train guard makes donation to GNAAS


A TRAIN guard has made a donation to the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) after his poetry became a big hit with passengers. Graham Palmer, who works at Northern Rail, has handed over a donation of £2,200 to GNAAS. Mr Palmer, from Skelton-in-Cleveland, has become a popular character on the carriages after speaking in poetry whilst announcing train stations, platforms and health and safety briefs. Mr Palmer won £200 after being awarded ‘People’s Choice Pride of Northern Rail’ for his hard work and customer service skills.

A TRAIN guard has made a donation to the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) after his poetry became a big hit with passengers.

Graham Palmer, who works at Northern Rail, has handed over a donation of £2,200 to GNAAS.

Mr Palmer, from Skelton-in-Cleveland, has become a popular character on the carriages after speaking in poetry whilst announcing train stations, platforms and health and safety briefs.

Mr Palmer won £200 after being awarded ‘People’s Choice Pride of Northern Rail’ for his hard work and customer service skills. He was also given £2,000 for starring in an advert for the Co-operative Bank.

He donated all of the money to GNAAS in recognition of their work in the region.

Mandy Drake, head of fundraising at GNAAS, said: “A huge thank you to Graham for his kindness and generosity. The donation will go far in the charity and keep the aircraft flying across the region.”

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