Category:SVR fundraising lotteries

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The SVRSevern Valley Railway itself regularly organises membership-wide raffles (rather than groups on the railway doing so for their own benefit) to raise money for particular projects.

History

The practice began in the 1960s when quarterly raffles were held by the Severn Valley Railway Society to help raise funds to purchase the line between Bridgnorth and Hampton Loade.[1]

From the 1970s on, raffles were promoted by the Severn Valley Railway Association. Normal practice was to hold two raffles each year, one organised by the Association committee and the other by one of its individual branches.[2] Some raffles were for major infrastructure projects such as Bridgnorth Bypass Bridge, or purchase and restoration of particular locomotives. Others were for less glamorous projects like better washing facilities for working volunteers[3].

At some time after 2006 raffles became annual rather than biannual, and have been organised by the Guarantee Company since the merger with the Association in October 2015.

Listing of raffles held

A potentially incomplete listing is given below:

1970-1979

1980-1989

1990-1999

2000-2009

2010-2019

See also

References

  1. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 13 etc
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 70 (1983), SVRSevern Valley Railway News 137 (2001) etc
  3. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 73, 74
  4. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 40,45
  5. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 50
  6. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 70
  7. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 73, 74
  8. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 83
  9. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 87
  10. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 91
  11. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 96
  12. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 101, 102. "King Class" referred to the live model steam engine given as a first prize.
  13. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 105. South East Branch raffle which raised £9,242.
  14. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 117. Circa £5,000 raised.
  15. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 122 (beneficiary not recorded)
  16. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 137
  17. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 141
  18. Autumn 2007 raffle, draw took place Jan 2008 (SVRSevern Valley Railway News 160)
  19. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 163, 164, 165
  20. 20.020.120.220.320.420.5 SVRASevern Valley Railway Association Website via Internet Archive Wayback Machine