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Train honour for Hannahs

By janwooster  |  Posted: May 12, 2014

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FIRST Great Western is to name a train after Hannahs in a ceremony at Exeter St David’s Station on Wednesday June 4.

David Crome, general manager West, First Great Western, said: "We're delighted to be able to recognise the outstanding work of Hannahs which has such a profound effect on transforming the lives of so many disadvantaged people. For them the basic things in life that many of us take for granted, like catching a train, are really difficult. "Naming one of our power cars 'Hannahs' not only recognises the special reputation that it has in the region, it also helps to spread the name far and wide. It is the culmination of us working closely with Hannahs over a long period of time to help them on their own unique journey."

Hannahs chief executive, Bronwen Hewitt, said: "We are absolutely thrilled to have the incredible honour of a train being named after us. Our young people are very impressed and excited!

"We have received tremendous support from First Great Western since our first meeting with David Crome. They deeply understand the need for our work; supporting us in many ways and we will be forever grateful for that."

The train will arrive in to Platform 6 at Exeter St David's at 9.36am. The naming and speeches will take place at 10.15am and the train will depart at 10.54am.

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