North Yorkshire Moors Railway Secures Future with Crisis Appeal Success

One of the UK’s most popular attractions, North Yorkshire Moors Railway, has announced the success of its ‘Crisis Appeal’, which was set up to support the not-for-profit charity over the pandemic. 

The appeal went live at the start of lockdown in Spring 2020 and has raised an incredible £440,000. It was started to raise vital funds from the loss of operating due to the lockdown and to ensure that the railway could operate as planned in the future.  

“The generosity of our members and the local community has been staggering; raising an incredible amount which will help get us back on our feet. From the whole team at the railway, thank you! We’ve had phenomenal support, and this funding has enabled us to retain our people and keep operating with plans for the future.” Chris Price, General Manager

The money raised by the appeal has meant that Yorkshire’s Magnificent Journey project can continue. This project includes buildings their conservation and heritage apprenticeship programmes, lineside ecological conservation work, fuss-free access for disabled visitors, expanding the railways learning offer and reaching out to individuals, groups and communities to share the charities passion for the history of the region through steam travel.

In addition to the crisis appeal, the railway was further supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of its Yorkshire’s Magnificent Journey project and was awarded £1.9m as part of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund administered by the Arts Council. The railway has also been helped with the reassurance of backing by its bankers, Santander, as part of the CIBLS loan scheme. 

For more information about NYMR visit nymr.co.uk/

You can still support the attraction with one-off donations and monthly memberships, more details can be found on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway website.

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