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​Southern staff vote to donate to Sutton charity

Press release   •   Aug 22, 2016 22:28 BST

Sutton Nightwatch, a charity which supports the homeless, has benefited from over £700 as a result of votes by Southern staff.

The Sutton charity was one of the three good causes which staff could vote on when they completed the company’s Employee Survey. Each completed survey resulted in a £1 donation, which staff could allocate as they saw fit. Sutton Nightwatch was put forward by HR Advisor Gayle Campbell, in recognition of their efforts to help individuals in need. As a result of the voting for the charity, a donation of £773 was made by Southern.

Speaking at the presentation of the cheque, at Sutton station, Dean Killick, from Nightwatch, said: “We launched last November and everything has just snowballed. We are so lucky that people have come out to help. We see some people in a really bad state and for us this is the right thing to do, to help them turn around their lives. Our plans are to build and expand further and this money will really help with that. Thanks to Southern for this donation which is a big help.”

Speaking about the donation, Gayle added: “I’m really pleased that we were able to donate over £700 and my thanks go to all my colleagues who took the time to vote for Nightwatch. They really do add value to the local community. Hopefully this goes someway to further support their efforts.”

Pictured (left to right): Nightwatch’s Dean Killick, Julie Denyer, Lisa Jane Brown, Station Manager Trevor Leonard, Nightwatch’s Cristina Brice, Andy Faulker, and Southern’s Gayle Campbell