Friday 21 Jan 2005

MEDIA RELATIONS MANAGERS GET DIRTY!

Region & Route:
| Wales & Western: Wales & Borders
| Wales & Western: Western
| Wales & Western
Last week, the media relations team lent a hand at the Swindon and Cricklade Heritage Railway Centre.  The aim of the day was not only to help the local railway charity but also to allow the team to gain an understanding of what’s involved in running a heritage railway - and to spot future publicity opportunities. Kirsty Anderson, Media Relations Manager for Wales and the West Country, said: "This was a great opportunity to show my colleagues how we can help raise the profile of local railway charities but also give us a chance to work together on a project out of the office environment and out of our usual suits!" The day involved stripping an old train carriage of rotting wood, so that it could return to service much earlier than planned.

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