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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 This website is no longer updated.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:

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Fund Raising Passes the £40,000 Mark!

The public has really taken our appeal to heart with donations coming in from all over the country and even from abroad! In less than three months the public has donated a remarkable £26,000 to our appeal.

This has been boosted further by 3 recent grants totalling £14,000! The Rothley History Society have donated £2,000, the Harry Hames Cottage Charity, which is administered by Rothley Parish Council, has given a grant of £5,000 and we have just been awarded a further £7,000 grant from another charity who's name we will release once we have permission to do so.

This has taken our appeal total to £40,000 with only £16,000 still remaining to be raised to release the £540,000 grant from Lafarge Tarmac's Landfill Community Fund.

Time is running out though as the terms of Lafarge Tarmac's grant mean that the heritage centre has to be complete by July 16th 2015, which in turn means that we need to raise the remaining match funding by July this year to be able to achieve the completion date target.

If you haven't donated yet time is running out. Donations of any amount, large or small are greatly appreciated. Our "sponsor a brick appeal" has proved hugely popular, particular with families wanting to sponsor a brick or donors sponsoring bricks as presents for friends or in memory of someone. Bricks cost £50 to sponsor and names of sponsors will appear on a large commemorative plaque in the heritage centre tea room. Larger donors are also recognised on a further role of honour that will appear in the heritage centre.

For details of how to donate and where to send your cheque to, see our
donation form. If you are a UK tax payer don't forget to download a Gift Aid form. Completed gift aid forms sent in with your donation will allow us to claim an additional 25% from the taxman at no additional cost to you.

If the company you work for has a charitable fund that supports local good causes, please
get in touch to let us know.

Together with your help we can reach our target!


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Buccaneer said...

Hopefully the lack of recent posts
hides good news rather than bad?
Looking forward to reading that the £56k has been reached. The work you guys put into the project certainly deserves success.

George Overton said...

Hi Buccanneer. We're very nearly there to reaching the fundraising target, just in time. Watch this space. In the meantime, all donations very gratefully received. Thanks.

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