Set up a standing order to help the 502

Posted by Robert Hampton on 15th January 2012 at 2:58 pm

Photo of Class 502 at Port SunlightWe are delighted to announce that we have reached our fundraising target of £4,000 which will cover the costs of the move from Tebay to Burscough.

We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of donations from well-wishers over the past few months, some of which came from as far away as the USA and Australia. To everyone who made a donation, large or small: thank you.

However, this is not the end of the story. We still need to ensure we have a regular income stream to cover our rent payments and other running costs. Therefore, we are repeating our request for current and prospective members to consider setting up a standing order.

Our suggested amount is £10.04 per month (502p per vehicle!) which will help considerably with our monthly payments. However, we will accept any amount from £2 per month upward.

If you want to ensure that these historic EMU vehicles have a secure future, please visit our membership page to read up about setting up a standing order, and to download the necessary forms. Alternatively, contact our treasurer, Robert Hampton to get the necessary details for setting up a standing order using online or telephone banking.

If you already have a standing order with us, is it possible to increase it? An extra pound or two per month may not seem like much, but in combination with other members over the course of a year, that small additional amount could make all the difference. You will need to contact your bank directly to amend the standing order, but please also let our treasurer Robert Hampton, know.

(Photo shows the preserved 502 at Port Sunlight on 2nd May 1988 – picture credit to Paul Gorton)

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