The script from the iconic 1946 Christmas film, It’s A Wonderful Life, is being used for a new scheme to help vulnerable individuals who may be experiencing problems with their mental health at Christmas time, which for most, can be very difficult.
The famous script from the traditional festive film has been praised for its positive, feel-good messages throughout. As a result, Virgin Trains and Rethink Mental Illness have teamed up to paint 7.5km of famous quotes from the film onto the yellow line of the railway platforms of stations up and down the country.
The yellow painted script can be seen at the below dates across the festive period.
London Euston – 22nd November Rugby - 23rd November
Birmingham International – 27th November
Birmingham New Street – 28th November Stafford – 29th November
Stoke-on-Trent – 30th November
Crewe – 3rd December
Warrington Bank Quay – 4th December
Liverpool Lime Street – 5th December
Manchester Piccadilly – 6th December
Preston (Lancashire) – 10th December
Penrith – 11th December
Carlisle – 12th December
Glasgow – 13th December
As well as this amazing initiative, passengers on Virgin Trains over Christmas will be able to watch It’s A Wonderful Life during their journey as free on-board entertainment.
If you decide to visit one of the stations included you may also bump into Rethink Mental Illness volunteers who will be fundraising for the great cause.