#FakesOnATrain

Terrible impressions for a good cause


Step aside, Christmas card. There’s a new way to give to charity and let your nan know you’re thinking of her. Show your loved ones you really care with a personalised video from a celebrity! At least, we think this lot are celebrities…


From Benedict Quietcoach to Trolley Parton and Headrest Elba, all your favourite stars are onboard and ready to record your message to a loved one. Best of all, every single penny goes to our partner charity – Action for Children. So go on, make someone’s Christmas with #FakesOnATrain! Get your requests in by midnight on December 20.

Choose your ‘celeb’. Get your video. Make ‘em smile.

DISCLAIMER: #FakesOnATrain was filmed under strict Covid-19 safety filming guidelines. Please wear a face covering on our trains at all times unless exempt. No celebrities were harmed in the making of this festive fundraiser. Though we worry our staff may have enjoyed it just a little too much.

Tina Traytable FakesOnATrain

Tina Traytable

Tell your best friend they’re simply the best this Christmas with a video message from THE Diva herself, Tina Traytable.

Hit donate, then email social.media@avantiwestcoast.co.uk and we’ll take care of the rest. Your £10 donation could buy a day’s food for a vulnerable child.

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El-Tannoy John

Don’t let the sun go down on cousin Steve, send him a personal Christmas greeting from El-Tannoy John. Can you feel the love, Steve?

Hit donate, then email social.media@avantiwestcoast.co.uk and we’ll take care of the rest. Your £25 donation could buy a pair of winter shoes for a vulnerable child.

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Mel Coach B

Spice up her Christmas Day and give your sister what she wants, what she really, really wants… a festive shoutout from Mel Coach B

Hit donate, then email social.media@avantiwestcoast.co.uk and we’ll take care of the rest. Your £40 donation could buy warm winter clothes for a vulnerable child.

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Benedict Quietcoach

Make your auntie’s year with a personal Christmas message from Benedict Quietcoach. His skills? Solving mysteries, enjoying a nice cup of coffee and staring out the train window, all in complete silence! Shhhhh!!

Hit donate, then email social.media@avantiwestcoast.co.uk and we’ll take care of the rest. Your £10 donation could buy a day’s food for a vulnerable child.

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Ronan FakesOnATrain

Ronan Reservedseating

You say it best when you say nothing at all, so why not let Ronan Reservedseating do the talking?

Hit donate, then email social.media@avantiwestcoast.co.uk and we’ll take care of the rest. Your £10 donation could buy a day’s food for a vulnerable child.

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Romesh Rangastation

Want to send a REAL Christmas roast to your mate Eric? Romesh Rangastation’s got your back. Eight out of ten Erics love their message.

Hit donate, then email social.media@avantiwestcoast.co.uk and we’ll take care of the rest. Your £25 donation could buy a pair of winter shoes for a vulnerable child.

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Liam Buffetcar FakesOnATrain

Liam Buffetcar

We bet there are many things that you would like to say to your husband this Christmas. If you don’t know how, why not let Liam do the talking?

Hit donate, then email social.media@avantiwestcoast.co.uk and we’ll take care of the rest. Your £40 donation could buy warm winter clothes for a vulnerable child.

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Amanda Ticketholder

Hold-en to your hats! It's time to press that Golden Buzzer and send your dad through to the next round with a special festive message from Amanda Ticketholder.

Hit donate, then email social.media@avantiwestcoast.co.uk and we’ll take care of the rest. Your £25 donation could buy a pair of winter shoes for a vulnerable child.

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Harry Aisles

Harry Aisles is waiting in seat 1D to deliver a personal message to your little sister (it’s for you really, isn’t it?)

Hit donate, then email social.media@avantiwestcoast.co.uk and we’ll take care of the rest. Your £10 donation could buy a day’s food for a vulnerable child.

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Sir Michael Train

Not many people know that you can get a personal message from Sir Michael Train for your loved one.

Hit donate, then email social.media@avantiwestcoast.co.uk and we’ll take care of the rest. Your £40 donation could buy warm winter clothes for a vulnerable child.

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Nigella FakesOnATrain

Nigella Doorsclosing

Delightful, Delicious, Doorsclosing (stand back)! Treat your girlfriend to a scrumptious message from Nigella Doorsclosing.

Hit donate, then email social.media@avantiwestcoast.co.uk and we’ll take care of the rest. Your £10 donation could buy a day’s food for a vulnerable child.

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Trolley Parton

Your great aunt Liz would love a yuletide greeting and maybe a packet of salt and vinegar crisps from the lovely Trolley Parton.

Hit donate, then email social.media@avantiwestcoast.co.uk and we’ll take care of the rest. Your £10 donation could buy a day’s food for a vulnerable child.

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Headrest Elba

Get your nan’s heart racing faster than a Pendolino 390 with a personalised message from Headrest Elba this Christmas.

Hit donate, then email social.media@avantiwestcoast.co.uk and we’ll take care of the rest. Your £25 donation could buy a pair of winter shoes for a vulnerable child.

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Holly FakesOnATrain

Holly Windowseat

A personal message from the oh-so-lovely Holly Windowseat is bound to make your brother’s Christmas morning.

Hit donate, then email social.media@avantiwestcoast.co.uk and we’ll take care of the rest. Your £10 donation could buy a day’s food for a vulnerable child.

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Harry Spotter FakesOnATrain

Harry Spotter

All aboard the Avanti Express! Cast a spell on the mini railway fan in your life with a personal Christmas message from Harry Spotter. 

Hit donate, then email social.media@avantiwestcoast.co.uk and we’ll take care of the rest. Your £25 donation could buy a pair of winter shoes for a vulnerable child.

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Action For Children


Every penny you donate through #FakesOnATrain will go to Action for Children, our partner charity.
So
the real superstar here is you.

Thousands of children and young people in the UK face Christmas without a hot meal, a present or a safe place to sleep. Your kind donation of £10 could mean a day’s food for a vulnerable child. £25 could buy a pair of winter shoes. £40 could buy winter clothes for a child. And £60 could provide a young person with food and essentials for four days in emergency accommodation.


Want to know more about Action for Children? Well, they protect and support children and young people to grow up safe and happy. They ensure young people’s voices are heard, and campaign to bring lasting improvements to young lives.


As part of FirstGroup, Avanti West Coast is working with Action for Children to support young people on their journey to better mental health. Find out more about Action for Children here.

 

Thank you and we wish you a Merry Christmas.

 



 

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