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Bluebell Railway ASH Appeal

The Bluebell Railway needs to raise £388,000 as match funding to release the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant of £1.1 Million to undertake our ASH (Accessible Steam Heritage) project. The project will revitalise the way the Bluebell Railway exhibits its locomotives. The project will see substantial repairs to the Running Shed, which will be partly converted...

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Total raised
£214,381.92

Target
£388,000.00

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Bluebell Railway ASH Appeal

The Bluebell Railway needs to raise £388,000 as match funding to release the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant of £1.1 Million to undertake our ASH (Accessible Steam Heritage) project.

The project will revitalise the way the Bluebell Railway exhibits its locomotives. The project will see substantial repairs to the Running Shed, which will be partly converted and also extended at the side to create a new exhibition hall.

This space will feature an exciting new exhibition of how steam engines work, plus footplate access by both pedestrians and wheelchair users to static locomotives.

Visitors will also be able to take part in a footplate driving experience based on a mock-up of locomotive 55 Stepney, alongside the original engine which was built in 1875.

The project also aims to increase the Bluebell's capacity to work with schools in developing their Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) curriculum, with a target of increasing school visits by 150% by 2020.

Event date

07-February-2017

Event type

Appeal

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Key contact
Roger Kelly
Telephone
01825 720800
Email address
info@bluebell-railway.co.uk

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Donation summary

Direct donations:(online) £381.92
Direct donations:(offline) £214,000.00
Total Raised: £214,381.92
Total Raised
with gift aid:
£214,465.42

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