The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend will be a majestic occasion at Victoria station thanks to fundraising events and celebrations organised by Network Rail for its charity partner Action for Children. Using computer wizardry, passengers will be able to have their picture taken with the royal family. They will also be able to text the Queen congratulating her on her 60 year reign.
The station will be decked in Union flags and music will be provided by local bands including The Charity Singers, Swing-Time Sweethearts and The Jive Aces which will be performing songs over the course of the weekend.
All money raised over the weekend will be donated to Action for Children, the charity recently announced as Network Rail’s chosen charity.
David Chewter, station manager at Victoria, said: “The jubilee weekend is a once in a lifetime event. We wanted to make Victoria station a part of the celebrations and support Action for Children at the same time. Passengers will be able to enter into the spirit of the celebrations as they get off their trains and help to raise money for a very worthwhile cause.”
Andy Harris, Action for Children’s director of fundraising, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Network Rail and Victoria station over the Jubilee Weekend. What a great opportunity to celebrate our patron Her Majesty the Queen while supporting vulnerable children and young people across the UK. Families, locals and tourists alike are welcome to come to celebrate with us at our exhibition spaces and to find out how they can help support the work we do.”
Texts to the Queen sent from Victoria station will be collated into a special Queen’s Jubilee Weekend book and sent to Buckingham Palace in commemoration of the celebrations.