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See above the SVR's 'All aboard the Scream Train on the Severn Valley Railway 2020' YouTube video from 16 September.
The Severn Valley Railway receives lifeline grant
The Severn Valley Railway is one of 445 heritage organisations across the country set to receive a lifesaving financial boost from the Culture Recovery Fund. The railway will receive £906,000 to help it through the next six months. Read more on the SVR website.
We expect to have lost around £2.5 million in revenue this year, as a direct result of the lockdown and subsequent restrictions. Thanks to an astounding response to our Fight Back Fund we've now received £900,000 in donations and share purchases (correct as at 1st August). We are deeply grateful to every single person who has come to the rescue.
We are open and trains are running but we won’t see a return to sustainable levels of passenger revenue until well into next year. We face a longer and more serious threat than we could have envisaged. The huge loss of income to the SVR means we won’t be able to make our crucial annual investment into the Railway.
But with our Fight Back Fund, we continue to fundraise for the SVR’s recovery both during the current crisis and in the tough months that will follow. We are actively seeking further donations to this fund because fighting back is what we’re known for. We’ve never needed your help more than we do now, please donate to the SVR’s Fight Back Fund.
The Fight Back Fund Shop
To help with our Fight Back Fund, we’ve hand-picked a selection of Severn Valley Railway merchandise which you can order online. All proceeds will go towards securing the future of the Severn Valley Railway.
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