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£24,320
raised of £15,000 target by 799 supporters

    Weʼve raised £24,320 to restore the Bo'ness model railway after vandalism and fire. We thank you for all your donations

    Bo'ness, West Lothian, Scotland
    Funded on Thursday, 4th July 2024

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    It is with great sadness that we have been subject to vandalism and fire raising at our 30 year old ‘O’ Gauge model railway at the Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway during the early hours of Sunday morning. The damage is extensive in one of our coaches where our models, publications and maintenance equipment is stored. The public exhibition coach, well known to many, has severe smoke damage and will need refurbished before opening again.

    However, perhaps more importantly, on our 30th Anniversary year, the hundreds of hours of members, many of whom are long retired, cannot be recovered. Most of our model railway is hand made from scratch and it is deeply saddening to see how the pointless theft and vandalism by two individuals can destroy what brings joy to so many thousands of our visitors every year.

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    • Bo'ness Gauge O Group Model Railway12 days ago
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      Bo'ness Gauge O Group Model Railway

      12 days ago

      As we approach the end of our fundraising here, I want to thank each and every one of you who has donated. We've been overwhelmed and quite moved by the messages of support and encouragement. Thanks also to everyone who has spoken to us at the railway at the weekends. We have started the painstaking work in cleaning and restoring our rolling stock. The bigger jobs are awaiting the go ahead from the Insurers, hopefully within the next month. Updates will be on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BonessGaugeOGroup Chris (Chairman)

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    799

    • William Quirke

      William Quirke

      Jul 4, 2024

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 1, 2024

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 30, 2024

      From a family who have had many happy visits.

      £10.00

    • M Ward

      M Ward

      Jun 30, 2024

      Had a great day out and thank you for looking after our lost luggage.

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 28, 2024

      £10.00

    • John Paterson

      John Paterson

      Jun 24, 2024

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 23, 2024

      Unbelievable that anyone can do something like this. Hope you can rise again from the ashes.

      £25.00

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