Network Rail will now help to raise the profile and work of Action for Children as well as encouraging employees to raise money through donations and sponsored events or to volunteer their time to help the charity. The company also matches the funds raised by staff meaning every pound raised is doubled for the charity.
Action for Children chief executive Dame Clare Tickell said: "Action for Children is absolutely thrilled to be chosen as Network Rail's Charity of Choice 2012-14. The funds raised throughout the partnership will enable us to create brighter futures for some of the most vulnerable and neglected children and young people acrossBritain. We have some really exciting plans for the next two years and I know that together we will make this partnership a huge success."
Martin Arter, chair of Network Rail's charities panel, said: "Action for Children works with and supports over 50,000 children and families across the country. It tackles some very difficult issues so every pound we raise and every hour we give in support will be for a very worthwhile cause.
"Our employees voted for Action for Children to be Network Rail's chosen charity and we look forward to developing the relationship and providing as much help and support as possible over the next two years."