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Record breaking fundraiser for Luscombe Valley Railway

By mbarber  |  Posted: January 27, 2014

Richard and Connie Knott present the cheque to Lewis-Manning

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A railway attraction in Poole raised the impressive sum of £10,500 for Lewis-Manning Hospice last year.

The five inch gauge Luscombe Valley Steam railway - which carries passengers - was opened up to the public over four weekends.

Run by Richard and Connie Knott at their home in Brudenell Avenue, the attraction also includes a ‘OO’ model railway layout based on the Somerset Dorset line.

Paul Tucker, marketing and communications officer at Lewis-Manning said: “We are so grateful to Richard and Connie, plus all their helpers, for such generosity and kindness. 2014 is going to be a very exciting year for the hospice with the in-patient unit opening, so this money will really benefit the growing number of patients that rely on us for the free care we provide.”

The railway’s next opening on 19th and 20th April will be in aid of the Youth Cancer Trust.

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