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Project 27 Appeal

The Fenchurch Fund is part of the Bluebell Railway Preservation Society, which raised enough money to help with casting a new set of driving wheels to replace a cracked wheel and provided funding for much more work to be carried out on that locomotive. Having raised the money and seen the loco return to traffic in 2001 we decided to get SECR locomotive...

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£12,759.54

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Project 27 Appeal

The Fenchurch Fund is part of the Bluebell Railway Preservation Society, which raised enough money to help with casting a new set of driving wheels to replace a cracked wheel and provided funding for much more work to be carried out on that locomotive.

Having raised the money and seen the loco return to traffic in 2001 we decided to get SECR locomotive No.27, a First World War veteran which worked in France on dock shunting in Boulogne, working again. For more than ten years now, we have been raising funds to restore the loco to as original condition as possible.

This work includes a new boiler and riveted smoke box, at least one new riveted tank, a complete mechanical overhaul and wheel turning. There is also plenty of plate work which needs replacing, such as the cab sheeting and bunker.

For further information see the locomotive's
web page
http://www.bluebell-railway.co.uk/bluebell/loco_news/oh_27.html
and blog
http://wainrightsfinestsecr27.blogspot.co.uk

This is why we launched the Project 27 Appeal. We have already managed to raise over £10,000 towards the restoration of the loco to working order, but we now need to raise in the region of £90,000 more for a complete overhaul.

The funds raised through the Project 27 Appeal, as the part of the Bluebell Railway's “Fenchurch Fund", will be held for the project by the Bluebell Railway Trust.

Event date

26-April-2017 - 
31-December-2020

Event type

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Event Contact

Key contact
Clive Emsley
Email address
thefenchurchfund@gmail.com

Activity log

A little more for the fund!
Donation by Anymouse GB
on 01/05/2019
£ 50.00
£ 12.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 25/04/2019
£ 10.00
£ 2.50 gift aid
Every Little Helps!
Donation by Clive Emsley
on 24/04/2019
£ 10.27
£ 2.57 gift aid
Kept going!
Donation by PB
on 17/04/2019
£ 27.00
£ 6.75 gift aid
Best I can spare at present. Keep up the good work!
Donation by Adrian Lee
on 04/04/2019
£ 10.00
£ 2.50 gift aid
Donation by David Mills
on 04/04/2019
£ 40.00
£ 10.00 gift aid
Floreat Vapor!
Donation by Nigel Currah
on 27/02/2019
£ 50.00
£ 12.50 gift aid
Look forward to seeing her running in the not to distant future
Donation by Paul Norris
on 24/02/2019
£ 10.00
£ 2.50 gift aid
Donation by David Mills
on 02/02/2019
£ 30.00
£ 7.50 gift aid
Donation by H.S. Wainwright
on 02/12/2018
£ 30.00
£ 7.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Direct donations:(online) £2,232.40
Direct donations:(offline) £10,527.14
Donations to fundraisers:
(online)
£0.00
Donations to fundraisers:
(offline)
£0.00
Total Raised: £12,759.54
Total Raised
with gift aid:
£13,287.63

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