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ELR announced as £10k winner by Aviva Community Fund

The East Lancashire Railway’s ‘Raising for Glazing’ has been chosen as a winner in the Aviva Community Fund and has been awarded £10,000!

The railway is “over the moon” with the award and couldn’t be happier in receiving the donation, however the award wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our members, visitors and followers who all took the time to vote for us in the first instance.

Over 10,000 votes were received for the project which stood the railway in good stead in getting through to the finals before more work was needed in order to stand a chance in being selected as a winner.

An elated Fundraising Coordinator, Richard Barnett said “The award means such much to everyone here at the railway.

Work continues at pace in order to have the canopy for the autumn and now we will be able to complete the project on time following this award.”
The money will be used to pay towards funding the glazing that is currently being fitted to the canopy roof which will be completed in the next two weeks in time for our annual fundraising event ‘Raise the Roof’.

Award winner