Seaton Tramway has announced its TRAMATHON fundraising appeal, which will see a week of live videos streamed online to help raise money to secure the future of the Tramway.
From Monday 8 June to Friday 12 June, Seaton Tramway will host videos live on Facebook, taking viewers behind the scenes of the operation and its famous fleet of trams.
On Thursday 11 June, a 24-hour tram trip between the Seaton and Colyton stations will be streamed live online for the full 24 hours.
Seaton Tramway will celebrate its 50th anniversary of operating at Seaton in August 2020 and like other heritage railways has seen an abrupt halt to its income that helps keep trams serviced, the track maintained and its future secure.
To combat this crisis, Seaton Tramway wants people to come together in their living rooms for the launch of TRAMATHON live.
The TRAMATHON live will take visitors behind the scenes of the tramway, introducing new projects that will be accessible on reopening, to live Driver’s Eye experience plus question and answers, before ending the week with a 24 hour continuous tram ride. All to be enjoyed from the comfort and safety of your own home.
“With the generosity of donations, we want to give back too. Which is why we will be giving away prizes and experiences as we hit fundraising milestones, like Driver’s Eye experiences, Half Day and Whole Day tram driving lessons, free tickets and lifetime free travel,” Seaton Tramway has announced.
To be in with the chance of winning, you must donate a minimum of £5 before June 12 and you will be entered. Prizes will be drawn live on Facebook during the 24-hour TRAMATHON. Full terms and conditions can be found on the Seaton Tramway website.
Seaton Tramway has operated from Seaton for 50 years and has seen everything from Snow blizzards to storm washouts. We very much look forward to the day we can re-open to welcome back our passengers once again.
You can find out more about the giveaways and milestones and how to donate at www.tram.co.uk/tramathonEnjoy more Heritage Railway reading in the four-weekly magazine. Click here to subscribe.