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The Mountsorrel Railway is part of the Mountsorrel and Rothley Community Heritage Centre. This website is no longer updated. For updates see:

Friday, 10 June 2011

Fundraising progress update

We have had a remarkable response to our fundraising appeal to purchase track materials for the next 450 metres of track laying.

In the last two weeks alone over £5,000 has been donated by the public. The fund is now almost half way to the £20,000 target we need. We are immensely grateful to all of you who have donated. Without your support it simply would not be possible to take the railway back to Mountsorrel and realise all the benefits it could bring to the community.

We are almost entirely dependent on public donations and corporate sponsorship, as it is very difficult for us to secure grant funding. We do as much of the work as possible ourselves with our team of community volunteers. This is in order to greatly reduce the overall cost of the project, which will be less than 10% of what the cost would have been - had we have taken the approach of most projects where the work is done by grant funded contractors with the community often excluded from being actively involved. It seems ironic that in this age of cuts, and pressure to save money, we can't attract grant funding!

Please continue to donate and help us to push on towards Mountsorrel. See the track appeal donation form for more information, or please consider a standing order donation to the appeal.

Thank you.

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