It was reported in Rail Business Daily on 12 March that, since Abellio took over the ScotRail franchise, staff have raised over £160,000 for charity.
All sorts of fundraising events have taken place from parachuting to mountain climbing. Among the charities to receive donations were Action for Children, Macmillan Cancer Support, and Alzheimer Scotland.
ScotRail's Employee Charitable Giving Fund added almost £40,000 in matched funding to the total. As Sophie Nightingale, ScotRail Community Investment Manager, said, "It's our way of saying thank you to our people, and to show our support for their selflessness."