donates £2000 to Railway Children

Published: Mon Jan 10 2011 has presented a cheque for £2000 to Dave Ellis, corporate partnerships manager at Railway Children, a charity for the welfare of children living on the streets. is part of the Atos Origin group of companies and every time an Atos Origin employee books rail travel for business, they use and donate their loyalty points to Railway Children, with £2000 being raised in the first three months.

When customers book train travel, they too can support Railway Children by donating the loyalty points that are earned by booking on ( Each day 3 million people in the UK travel by train. If each of these passengers donated one loyalty point an extra £30,000 a day could be spent on improving the lives of vulnerable children and young people living on the streets in the UK.

Railway Children exists to provide relief to children and young people who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress and in particular to those living on the streets. Since its inception in 1995, Railway Children has helped many thousands of children and young people by working with over 26 partner organisations on 117 projects across the world, and last year alone it helped 27,756 street children.

For every £1 spent on the user receives 1 loyalty point, which has a monetary value of 1p. If the user chooses to donate, every penny which they earn will go towards Railway Children's efforts to provide vital help for homeless and runaway children. The points earned from a return ticket from London to Edinburgh ( could provide a meal for a homeless child in India and regular donations can help support one of the regional day/night shelters in the UK.

Atos Origin, a leading international IT services provider specialising in hi-tech transactional services, has radically developed its strategy to grow its revenue by venturing into the B2C arena with the launch of, the first consumer service from the IT B2B player. is an online travel retailer, providing an easy way for leisure and business travellers to compare and book cheap train tickets ( online, and to save up to 80% on the cost of tickets booked in advance. Most notably, offers something unique when buying train tickets online: it is the first ever British online retailer to offer loyalty points that can be redeemed against future train travel for any journey in Great Britain. For regular train travellers in these cash-strapped times, participation in the loyalty scheme would allow them to earn points for redemption against future rail travel and be rewarded beyond the price of a single ticket.

For more information on the relationship between and Railway Children please contact the press office at:
Caroline Crouch
Atos Origin
4 Triton Square
Regents Place
020 7830 4233
Contact Name: Caroline Crouch
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 020 7830 4233

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