Many of those working on the front line of the public transport industry have suffered during the Covid-19 pandemic. This has been the driving force for TBF to set up two new charitable funds, one each for the bus and rail sectors, in order to help those affected.
Run For A Bus charity run, in aid of London bus workers, took place in June with participants running through the streets of London along the route of several designated bus services. The event raised more than £10,000, which has been presented to the Transport Benevolent Fund CIO and will be ring-fenced to support London bus workers and their dependants, who are not TBF members, and find themselves in need, hardship and distress due to the coronavirus. [Google #RunForABus to see the efforts of all those who took part.]
London bus workers who have been affected by Covid-19 or are a dependant of a deceased London bus worker and would like to apply for assistance, are invited to get in touch with TBF by emailing email@example.com quoting RunForABus.
Meanwhile, a rail sector memorial has been set up in the name of Belly Mujinga, the station staff employee who sadly lost her life to the virus. Belly, a TBF member, was a frontline worker who faced threats and abuse whilst doing her job. Monies donated to TBF from the Rail Staff Awards annual charity raffle will be available to help rail staff workers who are not TBF members, affected by Covid-19.
TBF members who find themselves in need, hardship or distress, no matter what the reason, can access the full range of benefits by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org