BRIDGNORTH - £1 MILLION TO GO
Funds raised by the Severn Valley Railway’s Bridgnorth share offer have passed the £1.5 million mark. At the time of going to press, the SVR had raised £1,502,245 towards the Bridgnorth development project, leaving just under £1m to be raised by the time the share offer closes on October 31. The railway is hopeful of a late surge in sales as the deadline nears and, for the first time in the campaign, the number of purchases from new shareholders has exceeded purchases from existing shareholders. It is expected that the forthcoming ‘Autumn Steam Gala’ on September 21-24 will boost sales. Long-time SVR volunteer and board member Tony Bending, says: “Although the end of the share offer period is now only two months away and we have £1 million to raise, we are still hopeful of achieving our target. “We’ve had enormous interest in what we are doing with more than 3,000 web enquiries, so we think there is still more to come. It’s not too late to apply.” For more information about the SVR’s Bridgnorth development project, and the railway’s future plans, see page 38. To learn more about the share offer, and how to apply for shares, turn to page 37.