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To help spread Christmas joy, Northern colleagues have been nominating local good causes to benefit from a bumper festive donation.

This year we’re delighted to be supporting charities and good causes including a hospice, foodbank and a trust providing free holiday experiences for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

But it needn’t stop there. You too can enter a prize draw to win £250 to surprise someone close to your heart or add a little more magic to this year’s festivities!

For your chance to win, click below and enter your details by 13:00 on 27 December to be entered into the free prize draw.

  1. The promoter of this prize draw is Arriva Rail North Limited (trading as Northern) whose correspondence address is 6th Floor, Northern House, 9 Rougier Street, York YO1 6HZ (the “Promoter”).

  2. The prize draw is open to all UK residents (excluding Northern Ireland) aged 18 years or over, except employees of the Promoter, their families, agents or any third party directly associated with administration of the prize draw.

  3. Only one entry per person is permitted.

  4. The opening date for entries is 00:01 hours on 7 December 2019. The closing date of the prize draw is 27 December. Entries received after this time will not be accepted.

  5. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for entries not successfully completed due to a technical fault technical malfunction, computer hardware or software failure, satellite, network or server failure of any kind.

  6. There will be a total of 1 winner chosen by random draw performed by a computer process on 27 December 2019 ("Draw Date").

  7. The winner will receive a cheque for £250.

  8. The winners will be notified by email or telephone (using details provided at entry) before 1 January and must provide a postal address to claim their prize. If a winner does not respond to the Promoter within 10 days of being notified by the Promoter, then the winner's prize will be forfeited and the Promoter will be entitled to select another winner in accordance with the process described above.

  9. The prize will be sent to the winners by post within 5 days of being notified of their win.

  10. The prizes for the winners are non-exchangeable & non-transferable.

  11. The prize is supplied by Active Consultancy (the "Supplier"). The Promoter reserves the right to replace the prize with an alternative prize of equal or higher value if circumstances beyond the Promoter's control makes it necessary to do so.

  12. The decision of the Promoter regarding any aspect of the prize draw is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into about it.

  13. The Promoter must either publish or make available information that indicates that a valid award took place. To comply with this obligation the Promoter will send the surname and county of major prize winners and, if applicable copies of their winning entries, to anyone who emails This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or writes to Northern House, 9 Rougier St, York YO1 6HZ (enclosing a self-addressed envelope) within one month after the closing date stated in condition 4. If you object to any or all of your surname, county and winning entry being published or made available, or change your mind in respect of any consent provided on entry in relation to this, please contact the Promoter - Northern House, 9 Rougier St, York YO1 6HZ. In such circumstances, the Promoter must still provide the information and winning entry to the Advertising Standards Authority on.

  14. Participants are deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions upon entry.

  15. The Promoter reserves the right to refuse entry, or refuse to award the prize to anyone in breach of these terms and conditions.

  16. The Promoter reserves the right to hold void, cancel, suspend, or amend the promotion where it becomes necessary to do so. Insofar as is permitted by law, the Promoter, its agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize except where it is caused by the negligence of the Promoter, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.

  17. Personal data supplied during the course of this prize draw will be processed by the Promoter for the purpose of administering this prize draw. Entry into this prize draw will be deemed as your consent to this processing. If you do not wish your personal data to be processed in this way, please do not enter the prize draw.

  18. Personal data supplied by you during the course of this prize draw will only be passed on to third parties insofar as required for the fulfilment/delivery/arrangement of the prize. If you do not wish your personal data to be processed in this way, please do not enter this prize draw.Any other processing of personal data supplied during the course of this prize draw will only be processed as set out in the Promoter's privacy policy

  19. The prize draw will be governed by English law and entrants to the prize draw submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts.