We have collected more than £16,000 at these APA railway station collections since they started in 2009, money that the APA would not have received otherwise. Amounts collected on each day have varied from about £250 to about £650, the number of collectors being an important factor in the totals raised. Please could I ask, could you or anyone trustworthy that you know please consider helping as a shortage of collectors has often substantially reduced the amount of money we could have collected. Even if someone only gives an hour it could be a big help.
P.S. Some of us wear parrot costumes when collecting. There is no compulsion to do so but you will have much more fun if you do, and you also get a lot of friendly attention, appreciative comments and much more in donations if you do.
P.P.S. Station rules introduced a few years ago required that each collector needs to be able to bring and show EITHER a valid passport OR photo driving licence before being allowed to collect. However, anyone not having either type of photo ID please contact APA Head Office as other arrangements can now be made.
There may also be a collection from 7am-10am. Please check with Head Office.