This competiton has now closed! The competition was a great sucess, netting in over £680 for the Dean Forest Railway Society. You can watch the draw video on our Youtube channel by clicking here.
Earlier this week, we found a few spare Hornby Stephenson's Rocket Train packs here at Derails; we had a few spares in-case of damaged models arriving and a few pre-order cancellations. We were wondering what to do, so we came up with something special for one of them...
Like many other heritage railways, the local Dean Forest Railway has been hit quite hard by the COVID-19 virus. Having shutdown their operations in March, they have not run a single passenger train since then and are only re-starting operations on the 1st August, with socially distant queuing and trains divided to comply with the rules.
With half of the year's normal running, both steam and diesel gala's and many other special events cancelled, the railway has really taken a HUGE financial hit with many new and existing projects facing lengthy delays and even potential cancellation, as the money is just not their to complete them.
Everyone here at Derails is a volunteer and supporter of the railway; Julie & Big Dan help out on dining trains, Saul is a guard, Little Dan is a guard and charity trustee and Edward is a raffle ticket seller - so to us it is vitally important we do all we can to help the railway continue to thrive.
So our "something special" is a fundraising competition!
Tickets are just £5 each. The draw will take place on Friday 31st July and the winner will be immediately notified, before it is pulbicly announced via email and social media.
100% of the profit from this competition will be donated to the Dean Forest Railway Society which is the charitable arm of the railway and as well as this, we will take £1 of your ticket price and purchase a DFR Annual Draw ticket with your name on too, so you could also win up to £250!
How many times can I enter?
As many times as you want!
How will the draw take place?
Every single ticket will be put into a big barrell, we'll then mix them up thoroughly and pick out the winner! We'll even take a video of the draw and post it to our social media!
What if I have already purchased a Rocket from you?
Enter anyway! Then if you win, we'll just refund you the money you paid for your set, or send you a second one if you'd prefer!
What if I want to donate but I don't want to enter?
That's fine too! The Dean Forest Railway Society have set up a fundraiser you can donate straight into! Click here to go see it!
For the full T&C's on this competiton, please click here.
For free entry to this competition click here. This is a charity fundraising competition and your ticket price will go to helping the Dean Forest Railway Society support the growth and expansion of the Dean Forest Railway.