Its time to (actually) Raise the Roof ……. now arriving at Platform 2 ………

Milestone – “a significant stage or event in the development of something” is exactly what this latest news article is all about.

The main support steelwork for the new canopy on platform 2 has now arrived at Bury Bolton Street station and assembly has now begun.

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Volunteer Fundraising Champion Vacancy

After the highly successful launch of the East Lancashire Railway’s latest fundraising appeals we now need a passionate volunteer to champion them! As news and updates are a vital cornerstone of any fundraising effort, our ideal candidate will see to it that all donors are made aware of any ongoing progress as well as looking at new ways to attract more funds and intuitively collect more donations.

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Fundraising Progress…


Fundraising thermometer LRWe can now announce that the total so far stands at £21,000 which are extremely grateful to all that have given so far.

However, we do have a significant amount more pledged to us from various sources and so by the end of 2015 we will have raised around £75,000.

We do have many major funding hurdles to overcome throughout the year and we are hopeful that with your help we will be able to keep on fundraising for 80097, the Canopy and Dining Coaches.


The ELR Lottery!

We are excited to announce our new partnership with Unity Lottery which gives you the chance to win up to £25,000 and support the ELR.

Unity is the nation’s fundraising lottery scheme. It’s designed to give good causes large and small – from village playground fund to international charity – the chance to gain support and raise valuable funds through their own weekly lottery draw.

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