Bluebell Railway

DDD125 - The Bluebell Railway's Double Donations Dash - Now Closed- See Updates Below

Fundraising for Bluebell Railway Trust
raised of £125,000 target
by 583 supporters
Donations cannot currently be made to this page
We fund preservation and skills training to ensure the future of our steam heritage.



Many thanks to all our donors - we did it!!!

The response to this appeal has been magnificent, and the level of support shows the committment of the Bluebell's supporters and well-wishers to completing the Bluebell's Extension to East Grinstead, which, weather permitting, is still on track for a March 2013 opening.

Between 20th October and 6th November 2012 donations made for the Bluebell Railway's Northern Extension Project were again matched pound for pound by major supporters of the Railway.

If you are eligible for Gift Aid as well, this turned a £10 donation into £22.50 for the Project.

As part of Funding for the Finish, this is our last fundraising push of 2012, and we needed it to be a success to complete the Extension, with a target date for opening of Spring 2013.


The target was to raise £125,000, through online donations and donations made by cheque, to release the £125,000 offered as match funding.  Any money raised beyond the £125,000 will be used for the Extension project, but will not attract match funding. 

Thanks for taking the time to visit our JustGiving page.


Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the Railway and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - we raise more, whilst saving time.  To cut costs for the Railway even more, large donations are however best made by cheque using the Gift Aid form, available in PDF (Acrobat) format at


So please dig deep and donate now.



About the charity

The Bluebell Railway Trust's "Funding for the Future" campaign is urgently raising funds to help preserve our infrastructure and unique collection of steam locomotives and rolling stock. Our main appeals at present are Accessible Steam Heritage, Cash for Cover and Keep up the Pressure.

Donation summary

Total raised
+ £6,629.75 Gift Aid
Online donations
Offline donations

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