15 February 2024

[Thursday 15 February] On this International Childhood Cancer Day – a global campaign to raise awareness of childhood cancer and to express support for children with cancer, the survivors and their families – c2c has reiterated its ongoing support and commitment to one of its long-term charity partners, Gold Geese, by donating a £250 gift voucher to them which they can use at independent toy store, Argosy Toys of Westcliff.

c2c supports Gold Geese, a dedicated childhood cancer charity offering practical and emotional support to families of young people fighting cancer in the Southend and Basildon areas, raising both awareness and vital funds to support the many children and families it supports each year

Regular customers on the c2c route will have seen (and probably taken) our special eye-catching Gold Geese branded train, launched in September 2022, which has now travelled an incredible 140,000 miles on the network – that’s nearly six times around the world! – carrying over 46 million passengers in the process.

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Commenting, c2c’s Managing Director, Rob Mullen, said:

“International Childhood Cancer Day provides a timely reminder to us all of the devastating impact that this cruel disease has on so many young people and families every year.

“c2c continues to support the fantastic work and support provided by Katie and the team at Gold Geese to the people of South East Essex – our special Gold Geese branded train being just one of our initiatives – and we urge our customers to get onboard and help where they can.”

Over the past 12 months, c2c colleagues have raised thousands of pounds for Gold Geese by entering mud runs, taking on marathons and hosting charity quiz evenings, and there are lots of exciting fundraising events planned for 2024.


Katie Southgate, Founder and CEO of Gold Geese, said:

“Gold Geese are incredibly grateful for c2c’s support and for the opportunity to reach thousands of people with our mission of childhood cancer awareness.

“I knew the Gold Train would be a massive hit, but I’ve been bowled over with the attention and love it has received. It’s been a Golden pick me up for long days after work for some and for others, it’s led them to Gold Geese.

“We’ve received hundreds of photos and videos from people, and it’s given a special moment to a large number of our Gold children who have travelled on it to get to hospital appointments. Even children who have been off treatment for years and are going back for check-ups still feel the love from Gold Geese and get excited when they catch it.”

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