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Emergency Appeals during Lockdown

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by theonlyadsrulz, Mar 25, 2020 at 1:26 PM.

  1. theonlyadsrulz

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    Don't quite know what I'm letting myself in for here but here we go!

    In similar vein to the 'Open or Closed....' thread, I thought it might be a good idea to consolidate all of the emergency appeals that have been set up by heritage railways into one place. Will start off with any that I immediately know of or can find, so please post railways that have set up appeals and I will attempt to update this top post as often as I can. Being a key worker it might not be every day but will do my best!

    It must be said that ALL railways need our support in this difficult time, so even the railways that haven't set up a specific fund or directing people to a general fund via a coronavirus update need help! Support your local lines!

    Last updated: 26/03/20 11:00am

    Avon Valley Railway Corona Survival Fund
    https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ch...age.action?campaignId=11614&charityId=1015545

    Bluebell Railway Emergency Appeal
    https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ch...ge.action?charityCampaignUrl=support-bluebell

    Dean Forest Railway Society Emergency Fund
    https://www.dfrsociety.org.uk/dfrs-emergency-fund

    East Lancs Railway Support Fund
    https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ch...Page.action?charityCampaignUrl=ELRsupportfund

    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Victory Over The Virus
    https://www.e-v-r.com/victory/

    Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway Covid-19 Emergency Appeal
    https://www.festrail.co.uk/appeal.htm

    Glos Warks Emergency Appeal
    https://www.gwsr.com/Emergency_Embankment_Appeal.html

    Gwili Railway Emergency Fund
    https://gwili-railway.co.uk/emergency-fund/

    Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Worth Saving Appeal
    https://kwvr.co.uk/worth-saving/

    Kent & East Sussex Railway Covid-19 Appeal
    https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/10266#!/DonationDetails#/DonationDetails

    Llangollen Railway Urgent Covid-19 Appeal
    https://llangollenrailway.charitycheckout.co.uk/cf/covid-19-appeal

    Mid Norfolk Railway Coronavirus Closure Fund
    https://www.mnr.org.uk/donations/coronaclosurefund

    North Yorkshire Moors Railway Crisis Fund
    https://www.nymr.co.uk/appeal/nymr-crisis-fund

    Severn Valley Railway Emergency Appeal
    https://www.svr.co.uk/NewsItem.aspx?a=921

    Swanage Railway Save Our Service
    https://www.swanagerailwaytrust.org/giving

    Talyllyn Railway Appeal Fund
    https://justgiving.com/campaign/tal...yQiiUSMvb1KmTdfFmUQJR_Y0tAI85g7JgJhmWq9YXUkas

    West Somerset Railway
    https://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk/donations


    Railways directing towards general donations:-

    Didcot Railway Centre
    https://didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk/product.php/50/support-us

    East Somerset Railway
    https://eastsomersetrailway.digitickets.co.uk/category/13452

    Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway
    https://www.embsayboltonabbeyrailway.org.uk/coronavirus

    Fairbourne Railway
    http://www.fairbournerailway.com/

    Mid Hants Railway
    https://preservation.watercressline...ure-and-how-you-can-help-us-continue-our-work

    M&GN Society
    https://www.mandgn.org/page.php?pid=70

    Nene Valley Railway
    https://nvr.org.uk/product.php/164//

    South Devon Railway
    https://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk...LX2_8MsGaBBfDbmQkqvVos0cd4rn69UXSTXARb8OpV15g

    Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway
    https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/9557#!/DonationDetails
     
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    Good work, I am making a donation to the GCR each time I don't go .......to the value of ticket, food and petrol.
     
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    Likewise to the Bluebell - I'm totting up what I would have spent in travel etc volunteering each month to add.

    Tom
     
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    The Ecclesbourne Valley Railway have issued a ‘Victory over the Virus’ appeal. You can make your donation via our special Victory over the Virus web page at www.e-v-r.com/victory methods options for payment include a PayPal option, typing in the amount and ticking the "Make this a monthly donation" box (PayPal take a fee).

    As has been said above, if volunteers and supporters simply contribute the amount of their travel expenses it can make an enormous contribution.
     
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    SVR appeal page updated, new website address www.svr.co.uk

    Note the appeal is for £250,000 to keep the Railway ticking over for the next three months

    Thanks
     
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    One thing is quite apparent. Most heritage style lines will make an appeal for funds, but as there will be many the slices of the cake will be that much smaller than the usual kind of appeal which usually has less competition for money. Moreover, given the uncertainties of how long this crisis will last many people, as far as I can see, will be more careful of how they spend what spare money they have.
    There are quite a few lines that are worth supporting, they are usually more cautious in how they apportion their finances and are, in the main, less likely to embark on wasteful and possible costly projects and litigation.
    I am not devoted to any specific line so have yet to decide when and to whom to donate. My first financial call is to a transport museum of which I have been a supporter for many years, which unfortunately like heritage lines has been forced to close. This crisis, particularly for heritage railways, I believe will last a bit longer than more open and more easily controlled areas. Confinement in a vehicle or carriage is at a disadvantage to open spaces, which may - or may not - be reprieved sooner than later.
     
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    I would add that we, as a small Fund with a large number of vehicles, will be short this year, 2020, by about £25000.
    This is caused by cancelled visits to Buckingham Railway Centre and The Spa Valley Railway also the refurbishment of Falling Sands Viaduct and this new Pandemic have meant that we have had no Sales Stand since early January.
    Should anyone feel inclined to help us, please PM me and I will give details on how to assist the Fund.

    Many Thanks

    Nick

    GWR 813 Fund.
     
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