The West Somerset Railway has updated RailAdvent on the railway’s emergency funding appeal as they steam beyond £200,000.
The current figures show that the appeal currently stands at £221,996.96, this is an increase in £5,887.39 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 – £159,598.26
- Website Donations – £60,885.00
- Cheque Donations – £17,303.26
- Share Purchases – £39,460
- Station Donations – £41,950.00
West Somerset Railway Association – £33,727.00
- Rail Renewal offline – £29,940.00
- JustGiving – £3,787.00
West Somerset Steam Railway Trust – £18,298.70
- Peall Railway Trust donation – £15,000
West Somerset Railway ‘Living History’ Weekend – £5,000
Total – £188,984.15
A new WSRA Appeal has been started the refurbishment of the line’s DMU, which has raised £1,615 in the first month, and this figure has been added to the overall total.
The WSRA’s loco renewal fund stands at £3,368.00, which has now been included in this weeks total.
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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