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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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Total raised
£12,522.27

Target
None set

Donations accepted until 31-12-2020

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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

Fundraising

Event already started

Event Contact

Key contact
Clive Emsley
Email address
thefenchurchfund@gmail.com

Activity log

Donation by H.S. Wainwright
on 02/12/2018
£ 30.00
£ 7.50 gift aid
Donation by Maunsell - Green
on 30/11/2018
£ 10.00
£ 2.50 gift aid
Donation by H.S. Wainwright
on 26/11/2018
£ 70.00
£ 17.50 gift aid
Donation by Roger Watts
on 24/11/2018
£ 25.00
£ 6.25 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 07/11/2018
£ 50.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 04/11/2018
Keeep up the good work
Donation by David Colwell
on 30/10/2018
Look forward to seeing all 3 P classes operational !!!
Donation by Paul Norris
on 30/10/2018
£ 20.00
£ 5.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 30/10/2018
£ 20.00
£ 5.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 08/10/2018
£ 40.00
£ 10.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Direct donations:(online) £1,995.13
Direct donations:(offline) £10,527.14
Donations to fundraisers:
(online)
£0.00
Donations to fundraisers:
(offline)
£0.00
Total Raised: £12,522.27
Total Raised
with gift aid:
£12,991.04

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