Support us with a donationTiles and Towers
You may have visited Bishops Lydeard and marvelled at our magnificent steam locomotives stood in the loco compound at the mercy of the wind and rain and any other elements the British weather can throw at us. To help counter this, our 2015 Appeal will be for the construction of a GWR style wartime ash shelter, as described overleaf, for which the current cost estimate is £100,000. We also want to make progress on rebuilding our Reading water tank to replace the existing 1991 tank which at best can be considered time expired. This will cost around £50,000.
So our total target for this yearís appeal, to enable us to make early progress with these projects, is £150,000. We know this is ambitious, but both Tiles and Towers offer real benefits to the railway and will make a good start to the development of better facilities at Bishop Lydeard, now that we own the Station Farm land.
You can support your railway achieve our target in one of three ways:
- Send a donation marked especially for the Tiles and Towers Project or
- Consider a purchase of additional shares or new shares [which will have tax benefits for taxpayers under the Enterprise Investment Scheme].
- Donations can be made using the donation envelopes on our trains and even your small change can make a big difference.
The qualifications for Gold and Silver passes is 40,000 shares for a gold pass or 20,000 shares for a Silver pass. A Silver Pass offers free travel for life to the holder and one other, whilst holders of a Gold Pass are entitled to free travel for the holder for life and three others.
Copies of appropriate forms are available from our Share Registrar via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can contact our main office on 01643 704996.
Your Railway values your continued support during 2015.