THE TAFF VALE RAILWAY VIRTUAL MARATHON
Our latest fundraising initiative is seeking to raise £6000 to enable us to meet our target of £32,000 to strip down the locomotive. Taking advantage of the fact that the old Taff Vale Railway main line from Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff Docks was 26 miles, we have partnered with race organiser nice-work.org.uk to arrange "The Taff Vale Railway Virtual Marathon". You can do the run in one go, or in 26 daily runs of 1 mile each. You can walk, run, be pushed in a bath of beans, it is up to you! Every participant receives an extremely stylish commemorative medal. For full details, please visit: https://www.nice-work.org.uk/virtual/Taff-Vale. To donate your sponsorship money to our cause, or to make a donation to support the participants, please use the following button:
THE 'GRAND SLAM' APPEAL
The ongoing restoration of TVR28 will require us to raise money on an ongoing basis. The best way (as far as the locomotive is concerned!) for people to do this is to sign up to give money on a regular basis. We have two ways of doing this - the "GRAND SLAM" appeal, which is asking people to donate £1,000 either as a lump sum, or a regular payment of £40 per month for 25 months. In return for this commitment, Grand Slam donors will be offered ‘behind the scenes’ tours as the restoration progresses, free and discounted TVR28 merchandise, and invitations to an exclusive “Preview Day” to be staged the day before the official return to service and for those on smaller budgets, the "TRIPLE CROWN" appeal offers a lesser range of benefits for £10 per month for 25 months. To participate in either the GRAND SLAM or TRIPLE CROWN appeals, please use the buttons below:
The restoration of this unique survivor of Wales' railway heritage to operation has been fully scoped and costed, and is expected to cost approximately £160,000, the timescale being subject to availability of funds. We have already been successful in one grant application, for £18,000, and we have other applications in progress. However, a return to steam cannot be achieved without donations from private individuals. We have a number of fundraising ideas for different stages of the project, and details will be posted here as each one "goes live", so please watch this space for more information, and help us if you feel able to do so.
Thanks in advance from the TVR28 team.