An urgent ‘Save Our Service’ appeal to help the award-winning Swanage Railway survive in the wake of the economic effects of coronavirus has celebrated reaching £261,809, but more funds are needed.
Due to government guidelines regarding the coronavirus pandemic, the Swanage Railway ran its last public trains on the weekend of 14 and 15 March with its shop and café closing on Thursday 19 March.
Swanage Railway is loved by visitors and local people alike, but it does need funding in order to survive.
The public can now donate by text to the Swanage Railway’s £360,000 ‘Save Our Service’ appeal which has so far raised £136,168 to help the award-winning heritage line survive in the wake of the economic effects of coronavirus.
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