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£22,961.92

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£75,000
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Talyllyn Railway

Talyllyn Railway Appeal Fund

Helping the railway through these challenging times
Charity Registration No: 1089053
About the charity

Talyllyn Railway

The Talyllyn Railway was the first ever railway in the world to be rescued from closure and run by volunteers. It opened in 1865, taken over by volunteers in 1951 and has operated steam trains from Easter to the end of October through beautiful southern Snowdonia every year since.

Story

The Covid19 pandemic has meant that, with regret, the Railway is unable to run trains until further notice.

As a Railway, we prepare during the winter, in readiness for the new running season and especially look forward to the Easter break to welcome hundreds of visitors and see our coffers replenished. Our fixed costs continue, but our income has dried up.

The locomotives are all serviced and polished, the carriages are cleaned and buffed, the track has been relaid. We are ready, but cannot welcome passengers.

If we miss running over March, April and May, the revenue loss (based on last year) is £250,000 - which will impact the railway greatly. Our costs per month (with most staff on furlough) are £25,000 - so our appeal is set at £75,000 which would cover three months of costs.

To help the Worlds First Preserved Railway through this challenging time we are asking for any support you can offer - think of it as a 'Virtual Visit'. We are in our 155th year of operation, and approach our 70th anniversary of the formation of the society in October. With everyone's help we look forward to celebrating many other birthdays in the future.

You can also help by shopping online , make sure you sign up to Easyfundrasing and every click through earns us money.

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Please get more people to join our membership , sign up for the Heart of Gold group and consider making a gift in your will .

Thank you - we look forward to welcoming you back at the Talyllyn Railway very soon

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Supporters

272

Ian P

3 hours ago

It is very important that the Talyllyn railway survives this crisis and I just hope my small donation can help towards that. Good luck to you all and stay well!

£30.00

Anonymous

4 hours ago

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Anonymous

5 hours ago

This must be the railway's biggest challenge. Lets hope we bounce back even better.

£50.00

+ £12.5 Gift Aid

Jacob Kroetch

8 hours ago

Jacob hopes the railway will continue to live on. And he hopes to visit again real soon, from Canada.

£50.00

Mark Unsworth

13 hours ago

Hope you'll be up and running again soon!

£50.00

+ £12.5 Gift Aid

About the charity

Talyllyn Railway

The Talyllyn Railway was the first ever railway in the world to be rescued from closure and run by volunteers. It opened in 1865, taken over by volunteers in 1951 and has operated steam trains from Easter to the end of October through beautiful southern Snowdonia every year since.

Charity Registration No: 1089053

https://www.talyllyn.co.uk/

Donation summary

Total raised

£22,961.92

+ £3,259.55 Gift Aid

Direct Donations

£15,193.65

Donations via Fundraisers

£0.00

Offline donations

£7,768.27
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