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Crossing the Line Appeal

As this appeal is being launched, this page remains under construction and will be completed soon, further details are to follow! Webmaster.


The Railway, after its successful reinstatement of the level crossing at Sheringham, is mounting an appeal for £80,000 to fund the reconstruction the Sheringham footbridge as it was at the time of the closing of the line. We have already received a generous donation for this project. This appeal will also cover the cost of the erection of an M&GN footbridge at our Holt station.

You are able to make a donation towards this appeal through our online shop, click here to be directed to the relevant page.

Progress

The funds raised for the bridges has broken through the £50,000 mark with contributions still coming in.

The appeal was kick started by a very generous donation from an anonymous benefactor amounting to some £10,000. Another major donor has been the M&GN Society who last week matched that sum. The Friends of Holt have committed £2,000 towards the erection of the bridge at Holt. (Although this is a ‘combined’ appeal to build bridges at both Sheringham and Holt we do, of course, ensure that any specific directions from donors, such as this, are honoured.)

There have also been donations of £1,000 from three individual supporters.

We would like to thank, everyone who has contributed to date especially those mentioned above. Your collective generosity is very much appreciated and will go a long way to ensuring that the Railway continues to reflect its M&GN origins whilst attempting to meet the requirements of its increasing number of visitors.

The Railway has allocated the net proceeds of the 2014 Raffle to the appeal which has further boosted the fund.

The appeal started off in Joint Line, the magazine of our supporting charity the Midland and Great Northern Society, a link to whose web site can be found elsewhere on these pages. We had very good support from the North Norfolk News, our local paper, which ‘splashed’ the appeal across a full page, as well as from the Railway magazines and the local free newspaper. These have generated a considerable number of donations from both the local area and other parts of the UK. We have had donations from all parts of the world, the furthest flung to date being a contribution from Australia. Now we are looking for someone from New Zealand to match that!