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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
£214,277.92

Target
£388,000.00

55%

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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 00:00 - 
01-January-2020 00:00

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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In memory of Ken Harris: a lovely man and an excellent railway photographer
Donation by Marc
on 16/07/2017
Royalties received from sales of charity christmas cards
Donation by Anonymous
on 06/07/2017
£ 22.92
£ 0.00 gift aid
Donation by John Camsell
on 18/06/2017
£ 10.00
£ 2.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 18/06/2017
£ 10.00
£ 2.50 gift aid
For Lawrie xx
Donation by Anonymous
on 13/06/2017
£ 10.00
£ 2.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 08/06/2017
£ 10.00
£ 2.50 gift aid
This is memory of an esteemed friend and colleague - Mr Lawrie Short. He was an inspiration to me as I entered the teaching profession. I had the privilege to work with him for more than 12 years. He will be greatly missed.
Donation by Caroline
on 05/06/2017
In memory of my colleague and my friend Bob Colton, who loved his "Puffers"
Donation by Derek Brown
on 02/06/2017
Donation by Steve Worrall
on 16/05/2017
£ 30.00
£ 7.50 gift aid
This donation is made to the Bluebell Railway as Jim Harris, who has recently passed away, worked there for many years and voluntarily after his retirement. Long may the railway survive and continue to give so much enjoyment to everyone.
Donation by Christine Snazell
on 10/05/2017

Donation summary

Direct donations:(online) £277.92
Direct donations:(offline) £214,000.00
Total Raised: £214,277.92
Total Raised
with gift aid:
£214,335.42

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