Lumpy has been nominated to receive a prestigious Rail Industry award in relation to his fund raising for charity. Please see below:-
Just thought I would share some good news I have been nominated for The David Maidment Charity Award at this years Rail Staff Awards for my charity work and endeavours. Being that our club motto is ‘Deeds not Words’ could I kindly ask you all to take the time to vote me for me at the following link; please all see a copy of my nomination below. Voting closes on Friday 11th September
“To whom this may concern
I would like to nominate Adrian Suter for the David Maidment award for charity.
Adrian’s enthusiasm, drive and idea sparked a Inter Rail Rugby tournament held at the Cardiff Arms Park that has raised 3K alone on the night for Clic Sargant children’s cancer charity and Ty Hafan children’s hospice not to mention what else was collected in to the run up, which was a great success.
Not only had it sparked this one match but due to Adrian it will now be an Annual event, The Brunel Trophy that will be played between Network Rail, Arriva Trains Wales, FGW and X Country a Derby day in June 2016 all proceeds raised going Charity with celebrities from the rugby world endorsing the events.
He brought people from all over the country and sold them an idea, he made the idea work and it has further developed since, without his drive and foresight none of this would have been possible.
Not only had this eaten in to Adrian’s personal life and meant long hours of organising and traveling etc to make the event work, he did this selflessly in his own time to achieve a positive outcome for the respective charities and lay a foundation for future charities to benefit. There were many meetings and negotiations to try to make this possible and many people involved from the WRU, RFU 2015 team, Cardiff Blues, different companies and governing bodies it was a project on a massive scale.
The result of this is that working relations between Network Rail and Arriva were cemented in a common goal to support a event that gave back to communities and the birth of the Brunel Trophy which enables a Annual game for future train operating companies to participate and help raise money for charities.
I believe what Adrian has achieved is significant and will benefit charities in the future as well as bring train operating companies together.”