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Bluebell Railway Trust
Bluebell Railway Trust
CV Emergency Appeal

CV Emergency Appeal

Why we need your help

Emergency Appeal

This Emergency Appeal enabled the re-opening the Bluebell Railway safely after the period of enforced closure, and now covers some of the ongoing costs of running at greatly reduced capacity.

We have used part of the appeal proceeds to re-engage our volunteers and paid staff to ensure our Railway was fit to reopen, but this incurred substantial costs with little revenue.  The initial target was to raise at least £300,000, but in early June it became apparent that, with the situation continuing to evolve, further support would be required to see us through the autumn months and into early 2021 when our income tends to be lower but we still have bills to pay and overheads to meet, so we need to keep this appeal going and hope people will continue to contribute to our recovery. 

So please help us secure the future of the Railway, and DONATE NOW.  Alternative options for making donations directly to the Bluebell Railway Trust are available on our web site.

Full details of the Appeal are available here.

Registered with the Fundraising RegulatorThe Bluebell Railway Trust Registered Charity, No. 292497


raised so far


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May 08, 2021

Andy B


Apr 08, 2021

Tony Bostock

In honor of Greg Pring who sadly passed away. Remembering Greg and his family. Tony Bostock bostockwhite limited

Apr 05, 2021

Geoffrey G P Boulton

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Mar 04, 2021

Kate Fairchild

In memory of John Copeland who dedicated many years to restoration at The Bluebell Railway

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Mar 03, 2021

David Collins

(plus 10.00 giftaid)

Feb 19, 2021

Aqil Minhas

Best wishes and all the best and hope to see you sooooooon.


Feb 17, 2021


(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Feb 16, 2021

Lewis Diarmuid

In memory of Peter Corke

(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Feb 12, 2021

Alan Bond

Donating in memory of Peter Corke

(plus 2.62 giftaid)

Feb 12, 2021

Geoff Taylor

(plus 5.25 giftaid)

Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 434,715.46

Direct donations


Raised offline 315,377.00

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