The Railway Children Steam Special was a memorable event held to commemorate 20 years of excellence for the international charity, Railway Children. 240 senior people on a trip of a lifetime, travelling from London Waterloo aboard the Belmond British Pullman, on 4th June, 2015. The design solutions ranged from the identity and promotional materials, to the evenings printed programme – all reflecting the event in terms of its luxury and prestige.
The Railway Children Steam Special raised nearly £300,000 for Railway Children to reach more children alone and at risk on the streets in India, East Africa and the UK.
Guests received a champagne reception at London Waterloo whilst enjoying the rousing entertainment from the Red Hot Chilli Pipers. From 7pm, guests were whisked back in time on board the special anniversary train. Following a three course meal covering the scenic tour of the Surrey Hills, the famous steam train and its carriages stopped covering the Grosvenor Bridge for one last surprise before returning to London Victoria. The River Thames was closed to mariners and barges were placed either sides of the bridge as the evening drew to a close. The Steam Special guests were treated to a unique fireworks finale to music delivered by the organisers of the London 2012 Olympics pyrotechnics team.