Here at the Telford Steam Railway we are continually working hard to find new ways of raising much needed funds and donations. Our friends at the Shropshire Star newspaper, in conjunction with Enterprise Burnt Tree, have launched a “Cash For Your Community” program allowing fifty nominated organisations, including volunteer-run clubs, sport groups and charities, to each earn a share of a £20,000 pot of cash. The Telford Steam Railway have been selected as on eof the fifty. To earn a slice of this cash we must collect printed tokens from editions of the newspaper. These tokens can be collected from any number of people and individuals and the more tokens that we can collect then the bigger the share of cash we at the TSR can earn. Tokens are available from Thursday 16th April until Saturday 23rd May 2015.
The money donated to us through this scheme will go towards us beginning the construction of our long awaited and much needed carriage shed. This building will be pivotal in providing us with covered accommodation for our unique rolling stock. So if you are in a Shropshire Star catchment area then please start collecting all the tokens you can find including those from family, friends and neighbours. You can also keep hold of the newspaper itself and place it in our paperbank where we receive money for recycling paper, just remember to cut out the token first. Tokens can be handed in at our gift shop on running days or posted to the Commercial Director, The Old Loco Shed, Horsehay, Telford, TF4 2NF. Double tokens will be printed on certain days as well. Simply cut them out, keep them safe and send them directly to us.
The top three organisations who collect the most tokens will receive a £1,000 bonus each, so lets all get collecting.