Rail bosses have thanked passengers at Watford Junction after generous travellers donated presents worth hundreds of pounds to local children’s charities in time for Christmas.

Published: 17 December 2020


All through December station operator London Northwestern Railway has invited passengers to donate on the station concourse and staff have been overwhelmed by the generosity shown.

The scheme is part of Watford Football Club’s “Christmas Toy Drive” and Hornets legend Richard Johnson, who made 242 appearances for the club, visited the station this week to collect the toys.


Amanda Noonan from London Northwestern Railway and Watford FC legend Richard Johnson


The presents will be distributed among charitable groups in the Watford area and underprivileged local children to make their Christmases extra special.

Amanda Noonan, duty station manager, said: “As the operator of Watford Junction we are proud to play our part in the community and this was a great chance for the whole station team to help our customers support a great cause.

“We were delighted to work with Watford Football Club and welcome Richard Johnson to the station to celebrate the generosity of our passengers at the end of such a difficult year.”

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