To help raise this figure a “Sponsor A Brick Appeal” has been launched where you can sponsor the bricks that will be used to combine, into one unified building, the different structures that form the core of the Heritage Centre. The names of sponsors will appear on a large commemorative plaque that will feature in the tearoom at the Centre. The price of sponsoring an individual brick has been set at £50.
Project Leader Steve Cramp said “Whilst we are ready to go with the construction of Bond Lane Halt, we are also set for a very busy few months raising the relatively small remaining balance needed to progress the Community Heritage Centre. I hope this ambitious scheme will capture the publics' imagination and they will want to join us in clearing this last financial hurdle.”
If you want to view progress on the railway, walk round the newly created nature trail and see the plans for the Community Heritage Centre, there will be Open Public Consultation Days on March 22nd and March 29th from 11am to 2pm with guided tours starting at the Swithland Lane entrance. Please note that there is no site parking so please make every effort to arrive via other means where possible.
If you want to help the Brick Appeal, cheques for £50 (or multiples of £50!) should be sent to The David Clarke Railway Trust (Registered Charity 1104839) 112 Balmoral Road, Mountsorrel, Leicestershire, LE12 7EW. Please write “Sponsor a Brick” on the back of the cheque.