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SVR CT raises £230,00 in one day!

What a week for the Charitable Trust. Firstly, the much anticipated Ludlow Race day came upon us and we raised a staggering £124,000 including the Heritage Lottery Funding ‘match’ from this prestigious Shropshire event. A special thanks to Don Cox, Rosemary & Iain Failes, Paul Hearn, Brian Spaull and Chris Tallents who were tremendous in representing the SVR at its very best on the day.

Then! for the icing on the cake, we were also given a pledge totalling over £100,000 to support the Heritage Skills Training Academy, thus raising £230,000 in one day. This is an all-time record for the team, and one we may struggle to beat!

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped make these days so memorable for our potential supporters. The level of funding really does reflect the huge effort put in by many SVR volunteers and staff up and down the Railway to make these VIP trips in the Observation Saloon, with tours of MPD & Carriage and Wagon, so very very unforgettable for our visitors.
Shelagh Paterson - Fundraising Manager

SVR Quiz Night
The next quiz night will be held at Bridgnorth on 26th April at 7:30pm. Free drinks, food and impossible questions ... but great fun! Teams of four as usual. We look forward to seeing you.
Barry Moreton - VLO

SVR Passenger Numbers 2013
The railway enjoyed a very successful Santa season with 4 out of the 7 days service fully booked. A total of 33,525 passengers came to the Railway for the Santa and Carol trains. The schools cracker trains are as popular as the previous year, with 4,265 children and adults visiting the Railway, to see Santa on the train. These activities helped to increase passengers to over 211,000 for the year a significant increase over the previous year (2012: 202,715). This is an encouraging result for the Railway and is testament to the hard work of volunteers and staff throughout the year. The revenue from passenger traffic is vital in developing the SVR and will be used to invest in key projects up and down the line.

Lineside Photographic Passes 2014
There are some changes in the system for this year. Two documents are available from this site:
Explanatory notice and the policy document and application form. You can also get to these from the downloads page.

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