The West Somerset Railway has updated RailAdvent on the railway’s emergency funding appeal as they steam passed £185,000.
The current figures show that the appeal currently stands at £189,273.57, this is an increase in £4,440 in the last week.
The West Somerset Railway is trying to reach £500,000 as an estimate in what it is going to need to beat the COVID-19 impact.
West Somerset Railway PLC’s Emergency Appeal – £152,643.26
- Website Donations – £59,100.00
- Cheque Donations – £16,663.26
- Share Purchases – £34,930
- Station Donations – £41,950.00
West Somerset Railway Association – £32,669.00
- Rail Renewal offline – £29,249.00
- JustGiving – £3,420.00
West Somerset Steam Railway Trust – £2,566.31
Total – £188,984.15
With passenger trains unlikely to return to the WSR until Easter 2021, the railway plan that £500,000 should cover fixed costs, along with costs to prepare the railway for when reopening is appropriate.
For more information or to support the West Somerset Railway, please visit their website here.
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