The present situation will have significant impacts for the Railway. The Railway has many volunteers, however is also a significant employer in North Wales with many hard working and highly skilled members of staff and although we will not be burning any coal over the next few weeks there are many other expenses that do not drop away.
In light of the recent government advice the Railway has taken the difficult decision to suspend train services. The latest information can be found on the Company’s website here.
Joint Letter from Trust and Society Chairmen
There are three charities that support the wider Railway, the Festiniog and Welsh Highland Railways Trust, The Ffestiniog Railway Society and the Welsh Highland Railway Society. Your Chairman and the Chairmen of the other two charities have come together and written a joint letter to update you at this challenging time. Please see here: Joint Appeal.
PLEASE SUPPORT US
All of your generous donations will be used to substitute for lost revenue during the period of closure. This will ensure that work on locomotives, carriages, track and all other areas of the railway can continue as far as possible and that the skilled staff are retained at this difficult time. The strategy is to keep the railways in as near an operable position as possible so a swift return to running services is possible at the appropriate time.
WAYS TO DONATE
All donations will be increased by 5% thanks to a generous sponsor!
(Note: This applies to donations, not gift aid element, up to a maximum increase of £100,000)
The Ffestiniog Railway Society (a registered charity) is doing its bit in accepting donations towards the EMERGENCY APPEAL and suggested ways to donate are as follows:
Ffestiniog Railway Society Secretary
Gorsaf yr Harbwr • Harbour Station
If you have not filled out a Gift Aid form before and are able and willing to do so please download and fill out from this link and send with your cheque.
By online banking transfer:
Payee / Account Name: Ffestiniog Railway Society
Account Number: 28374614
Sort Code: 60-05-11
If your banking allows please add text: “Emergency Appeal”
By our Virgin Giving online platform:
Click here to donate online.
Thank you. Your support is highly valued by the whole Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways family.
If you have any questions please get in touch with Howard Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org