Alsager station Friend awarded Outstanding Volunteer Contribution award

24th July 2014

Trevor Cotton, member of the Alsager Station Friends volunteers, has been awarded the Outstanding Volunteer Contribution Award 2014 by East Midlands Trains (EMT).

The award was made at the train operator’s annual meeting and lunch for station adopters, held at Derby on Friday 11 July. Trevor was chosen by EMT from a host of nominations made by EMT’s route station management team staff and community rail officers.

A volunteer at Alsager since 2007, Trevor is one of the original members of the station’s steadfast volunteer team, whose work has transformed the station gardens to make Alsager a more welcoming and attractive station, which is much appreciated by passengers.

Faye Lambert, Community Rail Officer for the North Staffordshire Line, which includes Alsager station, said: “Each and every North Staffordshire Line station volunteer makes an outstanding, dedicated contribution to their station and community rail. This award to Trevor illustrates how he absolutely epitomises this dedication.


“It isn’t only that Trevor works so hard for Alsager station, it’s his character, his whole attitude, friendly, helpful and supportive, which makes him a great ambassador for station adoption and community rail.”


The Alsager Station Friends volunteer team has won a host of awards, from Cheshire Best Kept Stations to East Midlands Trains’ Community Partnership Station; they were also a key factor in the North Staffordshire Community Rail Partnership and volunteer team winning the ACoRP national Community Rail Outstanding Teamwork award 2013.


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