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Bluebell Railway - Steam Crane Restoration Group

Fundraising for Bluebell Railway Trust

11 %
£2,765.00
raised of £25,000 target
by 33 supporters
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  • Event: Bluebell Railway - Steam Crane Restoration Group

Bluebell Railway Trust

We fund preservation and skills training to ensure the future of our steam heritage.

Charity Registration No. 292497

Story

Ransomes & Rapier 45 ton lift breakdown crane RS1083/45, built Ipswich 1943

This new group hopes ultimately to return the crane to full working order, but this initial appeal is to first restore its looks and fabric, and made it a reliable, rolling exhibit well presented in an appropriate colour scheme with its fabric intact and in working condition, together with interpretation and history boards, explanatory leaflets and a website presence.

Chris Hunford, Bluebell Loco Driver and BRPS Trustee, and Neil Cameron, from the original restoration team dating back to 1981, will work together to establish a safe working area into which volunteers will be welcomed, set up base, and set about the task described above, and also survey the crane for a possible later return to full working order. Fundraising of £25k will fully fund this preliminary activity.

We have at present minimal equipment, so more will need to be purchased, and improvements made to the area around the crane’s location at Horsted Keynes. At this time it is anticipated that more than half this amount will be donated privately within a year; the balance will need to come from fundraising, so all contributions are most welcome.

If you wish to contribute a significant sum, our costs are lower if you can send in a cheque, so please do use the separate Donations and Gift Aid Form, which is available to download here.

You can also donate via JustTextGiving - which is free of charges - simply send a text to: 70070 saying "bbsc83 £10" to donate £10 (or you can give £5 or less if you wish!) - please add Gift Aid if you are able to.

These funds will be held by the Bluebell Railway Trust and procedures and controls lie within that arrangement to ensure that funds are properly accounted for and spent. Your donations towards this scheme will be most welcome; reports will be available on the Web site and in Bluebell News to keep you appraised.

Thanks for taking the time to visit this 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 charity 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 and cutting costs for the charity.

So please help us move the project forward and donate now.

Photos

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  • The steam crane, Derek Hayward, 21/2/12
  • The steam crane, Derek Hayward, 21/2/12
  • Steam Crane leaves Kingscote, Mike Hopps +2

Supporters

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