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Wall-to-Wall (OP4) Double Donations Dash

Wall-to-Wall Appeal: We have £100,000 pledged by a generous donor, who will match donations received by 31 December 2018 under the Double Donations Dash, so every £100 you give, if Gift Aided, is worth £225 towards the project.  The total raised so far includes the doubling element. The initial Cash for Cover Appeal has already enabled us...

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Total raised
£198,373.00

Target
£250,000.00

79%

Donations accepted until 31-12-2018

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Wall-to-Wall (OP4) Double Donations Dash

Wall-to-Wall Appeal: We have £100,000 pledged by a generous donor, who will match donations received by 31 December 2018 under the Double Donations Dash, so every £100 you give, if Gift Aided, is worth £225 towards the project.  The total raised so far includes the doubling element.

The initial Cash for Cover Appeal has already enabled us to construct the shell of Operation Undercover Phase 4 (OP4), the Horsted Keynes Carriage Shed Extension.  Our carriage maintenance activities are under cover at last, and the first of the 26 historic vehicles are now stored in the second part of the shed.

We are now looking to spend a further £250,000 to clad the walls, and progress the Heritage Skills Centre, a two-storey building on the eastern side of the shed, for which the steel structure and roof is now complete.  This will include a class-room/meeting room, a training workshop, trim shop and varnish shop, a small office and a records store.  There is still more to be raised to complete the project; please continue to give generously!

The Bluebell Railway is justifiably renowned for its fantastic collection of vintage carriages. We still have over 20 pre-nationalisation carriages stored in the open - to conserve them for the future it is vital to secure them under cover as soon as possible.
The improved facilities for matintenance are already paying dividends, with an increased area now available for the vital mechanical maintenance and lifting of carriages; to make this more productive we need to complete the walls!

Event date

30-September-2018 - 
31-December-2018

Event type

Appeal

Event already started

Event Contact

Telephone
01825 720800
Email address
funding@bluebell-railway.co.uk

Activity log

Donation by Geoff Ireland
on 15/11/2018
£ 50.00
£ 12.50 gift aid
Looking forward to the completion of this project.
Donation by AR Matthews
on 15/11/2018
£ 50.00
£ 12.50 gift aid
In memory of Roger Ricketts
Donation by Barbara Davey
on 15/11/2018
£ 50.00
£ 12.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 15/11/2018
Looking forward to the completion of OP4 and seeing the shed filled with all our valuable historic stock under cover, including the coach that lost its tarpaulin cover a few months ago!
Donation by Bill Pickup
on 15/11/2018
£ 50.00
£ 12.50 gift aid
Keep up the good work, I'm really looking forward to seeing everything at the Bluebell Railway next year.
Donation by Mike
on 14/11/2018
£ 20.00
£ 5.00 gift aid
Great project - here's a little contribution.
Donation by David Smith
on 14/11/2018
£ 10.00
£ 2.50 gift aid
Member Number 14672
Donation by Peter Green
on 14/11/2018
£ 20.00
£ 5.00 gift aid
Donation by Surbiton1944
on 13/11/2018
£ 250.00
£ 62.50 gift aid
Keep it up - superb railway
Donation by Steve Sunderland
on 13/11/2018
£ 100.00
£ 25.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Direct donations:(online) £10,798.00
Direct donations:(offline) £187,575.00
Donations to fundraisers:
(online)
£0.00
Donations to fundraisers:
(offline)
£0.00
Total Raised: £198,373.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:
£200,932.25

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