Swanage Railway Fundraising
Swanage Railway Fundraising
For a predominantly voluntary organisation such as ours, Fundraising is vital to ensure that sufficient funds are available both to complete the Swanage Railway Restoration Projects already underway on the Swanage Railway and to further improve facilities for visitors in the future.
The Swanage Railway Trust 200 Club has for many years supported our fundraising activities. For more information on the The Swanage Railway Trust 200 Club, please click here. There are also several other specific fundraising areas that may interest you including the Swanage Railway Weather Lottery (see above and below):
Swanage Railway Trust and The Big Give
The Swanage Railway Trust is pleased to be working with The Big Give - theBigGive.org.uk - which was launched by Sir Alec Reed in October 2007. With your support, we hope to raise much needed funds in support of our charitable aims including our recent refurbishment of our Open Access carriage for our disabled visitors. More information, together with the facility to easily donate on-line via credit and debit cards, is available by clicking on the button below or by clicking here.
Swanage Railway Trust Project Wareham Appeal
Swanage Railway supporters have launched a £100,000 appeal to upgrade the section of the Swanage Railway towards Wareham.
The arrival in Swanage of rail passengers on a direct train from London on 1st April 2009 - the Purbeck Pioneer - marked another important step forward in the evolution of the Swanage Railway Project. These through trains have now established that our railway is now once again firmly connected to the national network. Much remains to be done however to make our railway capable of handling through services regularly and we now need to move forward with this work in order to maintain the momentum that has been developed.
The 'Project Wareham' to do list is a long one. Our line beyond Norden needs further investment to upgrade the line speed to 25mph. A full barrier crossing will be required at Norden before regular movements will be permitted and at anything more than walking pace. Our new signal box at Corfe Castle needs to be fitted out, complete with the necessary equipment to interface directly with Network Rail such that trains can be exchanged without the need for padlocks and gates.
Please click here to visit the Swanage Railway Trust Appeals page at http://www.swanagerailwaytrust.org.uk/index.php/appeals
The Swanage Railway offers you the chance, subject to status, to help it raise funds by taking out its Platinum Plus Visa card.
As you use it for any retail purchases, the Swanage Railway will receive a contribution from the MBNA Europe Bank Limited - at no cost to you.
More details can be found on the downdloadable leaflet here or please click on the images on the right and below.
For more information and to apply for the Swanage Railway Visa card call 0800 028 2440 and mention the Swanage Railway Visa card about which you are enquiring.
Swanage Railway Trust Annual Grand Draw
Swanage Railway supporters have run an annual draw for many years to raise funds for Trust projects.
The 2012 Draw featured a range of runner up prizes in addition to the £1,000 first prize.
Tickets for the 2013 Draw will be available early in 2013 and will be distributed to Swanage Railway Trust members.
You can also support the Swanage Railway by taking part in the Great Weather Lottery.
For as little as £1 per week, you can support the Swanage Railway Trust and you can also ensure much needed funds are available as our railway grows - every lottery entry helps. You may also win £10,000 per day!
Click here or on the logo on the right to visit our new on-line dedicated page, with simple instructions on playing our exciting Weather Lottery game today!
The Swanage Railway Trust's easyfunding and easysearch pages
Just use the links on the easyfundraising site whenever you shop online and, at no extra cost to you, we'll receive a free donation of up to 15% from every purchase you make. It really is that simple! Use easysearch every time you search the Web and support the Swanage Railway completely free of cost to you.