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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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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)

Feb 11, 2021

Natasha Saltmer

Donation in memory of Peter Corke and his love of trains ?

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Feb 04, 2021

John Goddard

My son and I always love our visits. The model railway weekend each year is a particular highlight.

(plus 18.75 giftaid)

Jan 17, 2021

Bill Mudie

From South Australia I follow the Bluebell through the newsletter and make a small donation from time to time.


Jan 17, 2021


Good luck with the railway and above all: stay safe! Cheers Gerard

Jan 14, 2021



Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 410,218.46

Direct donations


Raised offline 291,100.00

Fundraising pages


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