Weekly update on South Devon Railway’s SOS Appeal

1369 on driver for armistice
Credit: Charlie Greasley

The South Devon Railway has announced that they have now received over £220,000 in donations to their SOS appeal.

The South Devon Railway launched the appeal in order to raise funds vital in ensuring the heritage railway can survive during these difficult times caused by COVID-19. You can see their video appeal here.

As of Monday 27th July 2020, £224.314.89 had been donated to the SDR, which the line is very appreciative of and will increase their survival chances.

Donations have been made in a number of ways,

  1. £104,832.25 – donations from the South Devon Railway members.
  2. £70,735.91  – donations from various SDR Groups and the SDRA.
  3. £34,887.15 – Virgin Money Giving
  4. £8,886.08 – Facebook Appeal
  5. £4,973.50 – PayPal donations

This shows an increase of £745.00 in a week.

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  1. Wow, the South Devon Railway (At Buckfastleigh) have succesfully done it once again.

    This Wonderfully Splendid West Country Branch Line Heritage Railway (As with other fellow Heritage Railways across the British Isles) is doing even much better at it’s fundraising role in Combating the Covid-Pandemic.

    I still hope to visit & wishfully ride the route of the SDR ‘in-person’ someday… To Me (I Myself) the South Devon Railway is still one of the msot interesting and Well-Restored Branch Line Heritage Railways & Transportation Destinations I have ever come


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