Search

Plaistow underground station shake it up for Macmillan Cancer Support

PUBLISHED: 13:17 18 February 2014 | UPDATED: 13:17 18 February 2014

Staff at Plaistow underground station will be ditching their uniforms and donning fancy dress costumes this Thursday.

They will be shaking their buckets to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support at an event which will involve a visit from Mr Blobby and Barney the Dinosaur.

Plaistow station supervisor, Ricky Gregory, 44, is planning to donate his salary for the day while other members of staff will be giving up their time to come in early and assist with the fundraising.

Last year Ricky raised £600 for Macmillan by wearing fancy dress and donating his salary and hopes this year will be just as successful.

He said: “We like to put a smile on faces. We’ve had many close to us that have died of cancer and Macmillan offered a lot of support. It’s our way of saying thanks and encouraging them to keep up the excellent work they provide.”

The event will take place from 7am – 2pm on Thursday 20 February, light refreshments will be provided.

0 comments

Latest Newham News Stories

Yesterday, 12:00

Situated in the shadow of West Ham’s new London Stadium home, there aren’t many places that would be more appropriate to build the Bobby Moore Academy.

London
Fri, 19:21

Lyn Brown has vowed “to fight as hard as I can” for her constituents after announcing her intention to stand in the forthcoming general election.

Lyn Brown
Fri, 17:35

Commuters said goodbye to an Underground classic today on its final journey through London.

London
Fri, 16:37

A North Woolwich boxing charity gave disadvantaged youngsters a day of magic with some of their favourite celebrities on Tuesday.

United Kingdom

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Read more

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now