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hearn_p



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NBI:

What a week for the Charitable Trust. Firstly, the much anticipated Ludlow Race day came upon us and we raised a staggering £124,000 including the Heritage Lottery Funding ‘match’ from this prestigious Shropshire event. A special thanks to Don Cox, Rosemary & Iain Failes, Paul Hearn, Brian Spaull and Chris Tallents who were tremendous in representing the SVR at its very best on the day.

Then! for the icing on the cake, we were also given a pledge totalling over £100,000 to support the Heritage Skills Training Academy, thus raising £230,000 in one day. This is an all-time record for the team, and one we may struggle to beat!

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped make these days so memorable for our potential supporters. The level of funding really does reflect the huge effort put in by many SVR volunteers and staff up and down the Railway to make these VIP trips in the Observation Saloon, with tours of MPD & Carriage and Wagon, so very very unforgettable for our visitors.

Below is the press release we will be issuing on Monday with regards to the Ludlow Race Day

Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust backs a winner! To the tune of £124,000

The annual Charity Race Day at Ludlow Racecourse was held last Thursday in aid of the Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust.

A committee consisting of Katie & Christopher Morley, Lord Hamilton of Dalzell, High Sheriff of Shropshire Robert Bland, Charles & Katie Carver, Claire Thompson, Belinda Edwards, John Leftwich and Shelagh Paterson organised the day with a dinning marquee full to bursting with just under 600 people showing their support of the Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust (SVR Charitable Trust) and coming along for a fabulous day at the races.

An array of extraordinary auction prizes raised just over £13,000 plus £5,000 from a prize raffle. EFG Harris Allday was the main sponsor with Parker Taylor kindly sponsoring the Charity race.

The Committee Chair Christopher Morley said “we are overwhelmed at the generosity from sponsors and guests on the day. Initial calculations suggest that £62,000 will be raised from the day. In addition to this amount the Heritage Lottery Fund are matching £ for £ all money raised which gives us a terrific £124,000. The money has been earmarked for the SVR Charitable Trust Futures Fund, where investment income from the Fund will be used every year to pay for the annual routine restoration costs, which presently cost the Severn Valley railway circa £500,000.

John Leftwich, Trustee and Fundraising Chair of the SVR Charitable Trust said the Charity is absolutely astounded at such a significant amount of money being raised and wanted to reiterate his thanks to such a fabulous committee and the Ludlow Race Club who worked extremely hard to deliver what we believe to be the biggest Charity day held at the Racecourse.

Shelagh Paterson
Fundraising Manager
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mrmover



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hearn_p wrote:
NBI:

What a week for the Charitable Trust. Firstly, the much anticipated Ludlow Race day came upon us and we raised a staggering £124,000 including the Heritage Lottery Funding ‘match’ from this prestigious Shropshire event. A special thanks to Don Cox, Rosemary & Iain Failes, Paul Hearn, Brian Spaull and Chris Tallents who were tremendous in representing the SVR at its very best on the day.

Then! for the icing on the cake, we were also given a pledge totalling over £100,000 to support the Heritage Skills Training Academy, thus raising £230,000 in one day. This is an all-time record for the team, and one we may struggle to beat!

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped make these days so memorable for our potential supporters. The level of funding really does reflect the huge effort put in by many SVR volunteers and staff up and down the Railway to make these VIP trips in the Observation Saloon, with tours of MPD & Carriage and Wagon, so very very unforgettable for our visitors.

Below is the press release we will be issuing on Monday with regards to the Ludlow Race Day

Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust backs a winner! To the tune of £124,000

The annual Charity Race Day at Ludlow Racecourse was held last Thursday in aid of the Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust.

A committee consisting of Katie & Christopher Morley, Lord Hamilton of Dalzell, High Sheriff of Shropshire Robert Bland, Charles & Katie Carver, Claire Thompson, Belinda Edwards, John Leftwich and Shelagh Paterson organised the day with a dinning marquee full to bursting with just under 600 people showing their support of the Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust (SVR Charitable Trust) and coming along for a fabulous day at the races.

An array of extraordinary auction prizes raised just over £13,000 plus £5,000 from a prize raffle. EFG Harris Allday was the main sponsor with Parker Taylor kindly sponsoring the Charity race.

The Committee Chair Christopher Morley said “we are overwhelmed at the generosity from sponsors and guests on the day. Initial calculations suggest that £62,000 will be raised from the day. In addition to this amount the Heritage Lottery Fund are matching £ for £ all money raised which gives us a terrific £124,000. The money has been earmarked for the SVR Charitable Trust Futures Fund, where investment income from the Fund will be used every year to pay for the annual routine restoration costs, which presently cost the Severn Valley railway circa £500,000.

John Leftwich, Trustee and Fundraising Chair of the SVR Charitable Trust said the Charity is absolutely astounded at such a significant amount of money being raised and wanted to reiterate his thanks to such a fabulous committee and the Ludlow Race Club who worked extremely hard to deliver what we believe to be the biggest Charity day held at the Racecourse.

Shelagh Paterson
Fundraising Manager


I do hope that someone proof reads the Press Release before it is released.

"... dinning marquee..." and "... cost the Severn Valley railway circa..."

Small points but the inability to spell 'dining' and not capitalising 'Severn Valley Railway' doesn't look good in a professional environment. It doesn't look too good on this forum either, for that matter.

Otherwise, very well done to all concerned! I trust a good day was had by all concerned, and when our profile and coffers are improved at the same time it MUST be a good result.
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Bryan Clarke



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations and thanks are in order to the Trust, and all those Trust members and associates involved with this magnificent fund raising effort.
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hearn_p



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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SVR Charitable Trust the Winner at Ludlow Races

Champagne corks were popping at Ludlow Race Course on 10th April as the SVR CT romped home with £62,000 from this exceptional charity fundraiser. The money raised will be doubled by the Heritage Lottery Fund to a marvellous £124,000. As if that wasn’t success enough, a guest from a West Midlands Trust donated a further £106,000 on the day to fund the training of 2 apprentices for 5 years at the newly formed Heritage Skills Training Academy on the Railway. In attendance at the lunch amongst the guests were no less than 1 x Lord Lieutenant, 1 x High Sheriff, 4 x Lords and almost 600 guests.

http://svrtrust.org.uk/news/trust-news.html

Patrick
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

September 12th: Chinasearch Crockery Donation
http://svrtrust.org.uk/news/restoration-update.html
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

43600 overhaul update http://svrtrust.org.uk/news/restoration-update.html
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Worcester Race Day raised £34,000 http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/13351423.Full_steam_ahead_as_charity_raceday_at_Worcester_Racecourse_helps_protect_our_railway_heritage/

Per the above Ludlow Race day in 2014 raised £124,000 including the Heritage Lottery Funding ‘match’, e.g. £62,000

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A thank you NBI
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I would like to thank all the staff and volunteers from the Railway who worked so
extremely hard to deliver such a fantastic day at Worcester Racecourse on the 24th June.
I am pleased to say the Race Day was a resounding success financially as, after costs, we
made a profit of £34,000. This was way beyond our expectations and testament to the
generosity of the people attending on the day. We have since received much positive
feedback about the event and have even had bookings for a repeat performance next year!
It has also enabled us to engage with some very influential Worcestershire based
companies as future prospects for our Corporate Partnership Club.
Most visitors at Worcester Racecourse are well used to seeing horses thundering down its
famous track, but are not so familiar with the sight of a 48-tonne steam engine sitting
proudly at the finish line! The Ex-Great Western Railway Pannier Tank Locomotive No.
5764 looked resplendent in its spotlight position at the end of the Racecourse. Thank you
to Tom Clarke and his team for cleaning and preparing it so immaculately, it really did
provide the most stunning setting for the day and a fantastic talking point for all the
guests. I would also like to say a special thank you to Bob and Margaret Sweet for taking
the most fantastic photos (see below).
I sincerely hope you enjoyed being involved with this event and thank you for all your hard
work.
Kind Regards
John Leftwich
Trustee, Chairman of Fundraising Development Board
SVR Charitable Trust
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Link to LNER (SVR) Coach Fund's Newsletter 46 (not on the LNER site) http://svrtrust.org.uk/uploads/2015/LNERCF%20Newsletter%2046.pdf
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