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Emergency Appeals during Lockdown

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by theonlyadsrulz, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. jamielw

    jamielw New Member

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    We at the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway/Blaenavon's Heritage Railway currently have an on-going COVID-19 appeal. We have created a dedicated page on our new website (https://www.bhrailway.co.uk/covid19appeal) from where you can donate any amount either via the site, or through the GoFundMe appeal set up by Operations Manager Alex Hinshelwood.

    Although we are somewhat fortunate in that our fundraising needs may not be as pressing as some other railways, we would nevertheless sincerely appreciate any donations that you may wish to make :)

    - Jamie Warner
    Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway Marketing Officer
     
  2. D1039

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    With all the previous caveats, here's an appeals update from public info.

    Patrick
     

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    Jamessquared Nat Pres stalwart

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    The Bluebell appeal target is £300k, not £500k. Current level is £66,566.33 (the headline figure for Virgin Money Giving doesn't show the Gift Aid, but it is shown at the bottom of the page).

    Tom
     
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    Thanks Tom, they don't make that total figure obvious on that page! Revised totals also for:

    Avon Valley Railway Corona Survival Fund 12-May £9,677
    East Lancs Railway Support Fund 12-May £93,487

    Patrick
     
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    My 30742 Charters appeal has now topped £5000 and distributed to thirty railways

    the appeal remains open if you like many have too many lines you would like to support and not enough cash
    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/102702038562
     
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    Periodic update, I've added three railways' appeals and updated totals where I can find them, though it continues to surprise me how many aren't publicising their progress

    Do post updates. Usual caveats, apologies and the like. I hope people still find this of interest

    Patrick
     

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    Yes this is very interesting, appreciate the difficult task of collating info!

    Gwili appeal stands at 14k now.

    regards

    Matt
     
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    The Railway Magazine* reports 50 appeals totalling in excess of £3m, sourced by direct contacts with the railways themselves.

    Patrick

    *Free, online from the library!
     
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    Periodic update, I've added four more railways' appeals and updated totals where I can find them, I've also added a list of HRA members but haven't checked each to see if they too have appeals. Do please post updates of railways with appeals, or totals where the date and numbers are blank.

    Usual caveats, apologies and the like. I hope people still find this of interest

    Patrick
     

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    And again.
     

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    Thanks for your update Patrick! Much appreciated!:)

    Knut
     
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