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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 2020 it became apparent that, with the situation continuing to evolve, further support would be required for some considerable time to see us through, with 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

 This campaign is now closed, and no longer accepting donations.

How you can support us

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Oct 23, 2021

Mark Dezzani

Im memory of my late brother Martin Dezzani. He was passionate about steam trains and The Bluebell Railway gave him great joy.


Aug 10, 2021


Jul 14, 2021

Chris Parker (quadsquad0)

Many thanks for the model backscenes to Peter at Kirtley models who is a member at the Bluebell Railway

(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Jul 09, 2021

David Esau

(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Jul 01, 2021

Carl Decadt - Belgium

Keep Bluebell steaming !


Jun 25, 2021


(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Jun 13, 2021

Chris Larkin


May 30, 2021


(plus 2.50 giftaid)

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

Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 435,254.94

Direct donations


Raised offline 315,377.00

Fundraising pages


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