Friends of the Sierra Leone National Railway Museum

  • £2,369.00
    raised of £1,000.00 goal
236% Funded
69 Donors
Raised offline: £1,500.00
Total: £3,869.00
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The museum’s past is an amazing story. Now we’d like you to join our incredible journey and make tracks to the future with us.

We have big ambitions and a long journey ahead, but we can only make it happen with your help and with you aboard.

Sierra Leone is one of the world’s poorest countries. It’s been ravaged by a bloody civil war and overcome an Ebola outbreak.

But this museum isn’t just a collection of British-built trains that were secretly hidden and locked away by heartbroken railwaymen from scrapmen for 30 years. It isn’t just the former home of 10,000 people seeking refuge from child soldiers in the shadows of rusting locomotives and inside Queen Elizabeth II’s forgotten royal train.

This museum is a beacon of hope. This museum has brought people together again in peacetime and after the Ebola outbreak to rebuild a happier nation, forge international friendships, create a new economy and begin to learn the importance of our shared histories and separate identities as way to succeed in the future.

This is a chance to use old British-built locomotives and stock as vehicles for aid and investment. This is a chance to make a railway museum an engine for growth and help rebuild a nation.

Never before has the heritage railway world had a chance to provide a humanitarian role on this scale. But now that time has come.

Fundraising Team

  • Friends of Sierra Leone National Railway Museum UK team
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  • Campaign Owner
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  • York, UK

Our website is www.sierraleonerailwaymuseum.com . All funds are administered by the Friends, a registered charity in the UK. Contact Helen Ashby, chair, 01904 338311 E-mail: [email protected]

Our website is www.sierraleonerailwaymuseum.com . All funds are administered by the Friends, a registered charity in the UK. Contact Helen Ashby, chair, 01904 338311 E-mail: [email protected]

  • Tim Procter
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  • Treasurer

Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 07, 2018
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  • Carol Munro
  • Donated on Apr 15, 2018
  • In memory of my father who was in SL in the early 1970’s. He loved railways and was interested in the railway at Bo. As he was an educator, maybe some of my donation could go to educating the school kids. Thank you!

£120.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 25, 2018
  • I support this effort by the rail enthusiast community to contribute to helping poor countries economies through improving railway facilities and museums

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May 17

We are live!

Update posted by Friends of Sierra Leone National Railway Museum UK team at 07:04 pm

We can now accept online donations for the first time using GoGetFunding. A small percentage is taken by GoGetFunding for their administration purposes, but otherwise all the money comes to the Friends of Sierra Leone National Railway Museum to support our aims. Thank you for being part of our incredible

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Donors & Comments

69 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 07, 2018
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  • Carol Munro
  • Donated on Apr 15, 2018
  • In memory of my father who was in SL in the early 1970’s. He loved railways and was interested in the railway at Bo. As he was an educator, maybe some of my donation could go to educating the school kids. Thank you!

£120.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 25, 2018
  • I support this effort by the rail enthusiast community to contribute to helping poor countries economies through improving railway facilities and museums

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  • David Gauntlett
  • Donated on Mar 09, 2018
£20.00
£20.00
  • Peter Kornicki
  • Donated on Sep 07, 2017
  • Any chance of organizing a group visit to the Museum from the UK?

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 24, 2017
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 19, 2017
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£4.00
£20.00
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£2,369.00
raised of £1,000.00 goal
236% Funded
69 Donors
Raised offline: £1,500.00
Total: £3,869.00