On Monday 1st April 2019 we hosted our 5th annual luncheon for retired London Transport staff at 55 Broadway, TfL pension headquarters. After a prompt arrival by our guests at 12 pm, our founder Sherelle delivered a welcome presentation to new and old members. Informing them of our achievements in 2018 and our planned events for this coming year which many of them will be attending.
The TFFLA complimentary luncheon is a lovely way to kick off our social and fundraising events for the year. From when the association was founded in 2012 uniting transport workers past and present from across the London network was our main aim. Making sure that our transport colleagues no matter what age feel included and valued are very important to us. We hear about all of their careers working either on the buses, trains or London Underground. They are also very interested in the latest transport news, whether it be the Northern Line extension, new bus routes, funding, pensions or Crossrail.
The memories of our retired colleagues are an invaluable source of history of our transport system in London, dating back to the fifties. Mr Jean Leger; the first black general station manager on Baker street group and Mr Rouse who worked at 55 Broadway in the industrial relations department joined us and shared their experiences, with pictures and memorabilia. This afternoon lunch is a great informal way to connect with the older generation and say thank you for all their work accomplishments. Many of them have 30+, 40+ years service and are of the Windrush generation.
Being able to host this complimentary luncheon is part of our charitable commitment as an organisation, we all have a social responsibility and we are proud to be stepping up to ours. Providing inter-generational events is a way of us promoting inclusion, especially as ageism can be overlooked in regards to diversity.
If you would like to attend, sponsor our events or find out more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07944615396.