Fundraising Goal achieved

The WSRA has achieved its latest fundraising target to raise £473 to provide the materials for volunteers to complete the overhaul of a 1942 MoD Brake Van, and facilitate the recreation of a typical military freight train of the 1939/1945 era to run on the WSR.

The campaign ran from 8th to 25th June and raised well in excess of the £473 needed.  There were 26 donors of whom 20 gift aided their donations.  Any donations and related gift aid not needed for this project will be held over as restricted funds for the next similar project.

Donors commented “Another great project from the WSRA” and “Keep up the good work”.

In January this year the first successful fundraising campaign achieved it’s target of £400 for authentic wagon tarpaulins in just 2 days.  This campaign was also oversubscribed and £80 was held over and is being used towards materials to re-furbish the Brake Van.  It is planned to complete the refurbishment in time for the 1940’s weekend in September.

The WSRA has raised over £1000 for wagon restoration on the WSR this year.

THANK YOU to all our donors and supporters.