Glenbrook Vintage Railway COVID-19 Crisis Appeal
The Glenbrook Vintage Railway desperately needs your help to survive, donate now and save our iconic railway for future generations!Nationwide
The Glenbrook Vintage Railway is in crisis.
We are facing the most challenging and desperate times in our history. COVID-19 has forced our railway to close its doors, causing us to lose all income and threatening the future of essential staff who enable our volunteers and operation.
GVR was saved and rebuilt to serve the people and recreate history. Over the past 50 years we’ve brought joy and excitement to over 1.5 million people, and we have continued growing and expanding to contributing over $1 million to the New Zealand economy last year alone.
Mass gathering and border restrictions mean that GVR's critical events and overseas tourist charter income may not return for a long time. As a registered charity, GVR relies on this income to cover our essential maintenance and core operating expenses.
With the challenge we are now facing, we need your support more than ever.
Please donate now and save our iconic railway for future generations!
The Glenbrook Vintage Railway (established 1970) runs heritage steam and diesel trains and family friendly events both on the Glenbrook Vintage Railway and around the national rail network.
Use of funds
Every dollar will go towards covering GVR’s essential maintenance and core operating expenses (including materials, day-to-day bills, and staff related costs), which we would usually cover from ticket income.
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The volunteers and staff at the Glenbrook Vintage Railway are pleased to be re-opening our doors this long weekend! Only because of your donations have we been able to get back on track. Through Givealittle and direct donations we raised over $110,000 and the support our crisis appeal campaign gathered helped us secure tourism funding of $500,000 over the next two years. With the donations and funding gathered, we've been able to retain our staff, pay our bills, and keep maintaining our trains and track. Our future looks a lot brighter, and re-opening this long weekend is a large milestone for our team. So please help spread the word that we are open again, and we hope to welcome you on board soon!
p.s. Check out our refreshed website at https://www.gvr.org.nz for our open dates and events
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This page was created on 9 May 2020 and closed on 9 Nov 2020.