Donations Dash Opens for Business This Weekend
This is a reminder that our opportunity to double the amount put up by our
major sponsors--the Double Donations Dash--is open from midnight
this coming Friday, 23 March and remains open for exactly seven days until
midnight on Friday, 30 March.
We have to match an amount up to £40,000. This can be done online by
following this link: justgiving.com/Bluebell-DDD.
Or by sending a cheque to arrive during (or post-dated for) the give week.
If you are eligible for gift aid, you can state this as you make a donation
online, or alternatively the Just Giving page contains a downloadable gift
aid form for those who wish to give by cheque, specially prepared for the
Our major sponsors have donated these funds following the great success of
the Big Give Christmas Challenge, and they are specifically hoping their
generosity will be matched by our many other supporters. This is another
great chance to work alongside these major donors, and I do hope we can
meet the challenge they have laid down.
Michael Grant--the only member of the original 1979 Northern Extension
Committee present at a recent briefing--thanked our Infrastructure Director
Chris White, Matthew Crawford, and all the NEP team, both professional and
voluntary, for the very considerable effort they have all made
in clearing the way through the last major obstacle on the
extension to East Grinstead.
Said Mike, "Whilst we negotiated the original Light Railway
Order, and planned the tip removal to satisfy the Public Enquiry Inspector
and Minister, Chris and his team have executed it efficiently and cost
effectively much as we had planned it. They have also dealt with the much
more onerous legal requirements that now exist to bring it very close
to reality. I thank them, and all who have worked on the project over the
By John Walls, Trustee, Fundraising