Spooky Fun on the Ghost Train

November 7, 2017

A packed train of 108 witches and wizards left Maidstone West Station on Friday 27th October for the ride of their life on the Medway Valley Ghost Train. Brave souls took part in face painting, balloon modelling and the really brave put their hand in goo to find the spider!

This was all to support the charity The Railway Children – an international children‘s charity working with street children in India, East Africa and the UK. They fight for vulnerable children who live alone at risk on the streets, where they suffer abuse and exploitation.


The event was organised by the Kent Community Rail Partnership and supported by the Rosters team at Southeastern, headed by Emma Irons and raised £58.42 for the Railway Children.

Funding for the activities was kindly donated by KCC members Rob Bird, Dan Daley & Paulina Stockell.

Sue Murray, Chair of Kent Community Rail Partnership said:

“The Ghost Train event was such a happy one.  I thought all were dressed for the occasion and some of the children’s outfits were quite amazing!”

Marie Northfield, Area Manager Ashford, Southeastern said:

“It was a really successful event. Great job, and thank you to everyone who found time to leave their day jobs to come and help.”