A group of train drivers have raised £10,000 in memory of a former colleague from Woolwich.

Richard Lee, a Clapham Junction depot train driver, died of oesophageal cancer in 2017 at the aged of 58.

To remember him his former work colleagues helped raise £10,000 on his behalf for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Richard’s colleagues at Clapham Junction have left his locker exactly as it was when he worked there, and they retired his radio call sign at exactly 4.30pm on June 10, 2016, the day Richard was forced to give up work. No one has used it since.

Depot driver Kevin Lawrence, from Croydon, and train driver Paul Case, who lives in Ashford, worked with Richard for eight years before he was forced to stop working.

Kevin said: “He was our brother. Everyone would phone and text him to see how he was doing and we would visit him as often as possible.

"He was so popular. I still find it hard to talk about now - he was there for everyone.

"We thought it would be nice to do something for Rich, so we mentioned it to him before he died and he loved the idea and was up for it.

"We asked who he’d want to raise money for and he said Macmillan. It's nice that we're finally able to see it through, for him.”

The South Western worker first saw a doctor in November 2015 and by January 2016 he’d been given the news he had incurable cancer.

He sadly died in February 2017.

Richard’s artist cousin Paul Hiles and Richard’s work friends carried out his fundraising wish, and were given a space on the concourse of Victoria station for three days last month.

The team raised nearly £10,000 for Macmillan, which relies almost entirely on public donations, in Richard’s memory following the help he received from the charity.

Macmillan volunteers gave their time to collect donations on the station’s concourse Richard's cousin, who specialises in drawing detailed London cityscapes, sold prize draw tickets for a £3 suggested donation with the opportunity to win a framed, signed A1 print of Clapham Junction.

Over £4,000 had been pledged even before the event took place, with Network Rail donating £3,000.