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The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) has launched a Crisis Appeal Auction in order to raise funds to support the railway during the impact of COVID-19.
Among the ten items listed for sale in the auction, which you can bid on to win, is the chance of joining Piglet for dinner on of the railway’s Pullman Diner train and a Footplate Ride with General Manager Chris Price.
Credit: Mat Yardley
The items you could be winning and current auction price (at the time of writing) are:
This means the railway has so far raised £8,605.50 towards their target of £10,000. All the money raised from the auction goes to supporting the line during these difficult times.
For more information or to submit your offer before bidding closes at 5 pm on May 29th 2020, please click here.
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What did the officials say?
General Manager, Chris Price, comments:
“We’re not one to rest on our laurels and given the current climate, and the emotional and mental toll that coronavirus is having, we wanted to do something proactive and productive to try and raise some vital funds to keep us steaming on in the future.
“Not to mention to try and provide a bit of light relief in these gloomy times. Piglet and I have a bit of a bet going on between ourselves to see whose auction will raise the most money for the railway – this isn’t about the money it’s about who’s more popular on the TV programme, so I’m dearly hoping it will be me!
“We’ve projected a loss of over £1million over the forthcoming weeks and we’re doing everything we can behind the scenes to give ourselves a fighting chance to carry on, but we really do need to raise some money to keep going. Anyone that bids and wins can rest assured that 100% of their donation will go directly to helping secure a future for the railway.”
This article first appeared on www.railadvent.co.uk
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