In addition to “clapping for carers”, Greater Anglia is now asking the public to get involved in thanking key workers by designing a poster for display at its major stations.
Following a well-received display of posters created by staff at Cambridge station, Greater Anglia has now launched a competition asking people to create a poster showing appreciation for key workers’ commitment, with the winning entry to be displayed at major rail stations on its network.
The winning design, and those of the runners up, will also be shown on the Greater Anglia website and highlighted through the company’s social media channels.
The winner will also receive £200 worth of Love2Shop vouchers, a first class family rail ticket (for later in the year), a Google cardboard Virtual Reality headset, a limited edition 100-piece jigsaw featuring Greater Anglia’s hare mascot and a year’s family membership to the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.
The competition was launched today on Greater Anglia’s Facebook page, Greater Anglia Offers, and will close at midday on 25 May 2020.
The company’s Commercial, Customer Services and Train Presentation Director, Martin Moran, said, “We thought this poster competition would be a nice way to help us all continue to thank the key workers who are using our trains every day to get to and from work. It’s also something that can help with home schooling activities or keeping children occupied, with the chance to win some great prizes and spread some positivity.”
“We’re so grateful to our teams and other key workers, in many different roles, who are working tirelessly at this time to help others.”
All the details and rules for the competition are available at greateranglia.co.uk/form/draw-hare-competition
Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak Greater Anglia has stepped up cleaning of trains and stations, especially high contact areas such as grab rails, door buttons and handles and ticket gates and topping up soap, water and toilet roll in toilets more frequently.
A reduced timetable, similar to a Sunday service, but with additional services at the start and the end of the day to enable passengers to get to and from work is currently in operation. See greateranglia.co.uk for full details.
In line with the rest of the industry, the company has put in place refund arrangements for those passengers who are no longer able to make planned journeys, but had already bought their tickets.