Wheelchair Coach for Miniature Railway

Funded on Spacehive 14 November 2022

Impact data and claims within this report are provided by the project creator and have not been independently verified by Spacehive.

Wheelchair Coach for Miniature Railway

Wheelchair Coach for Miniature Railway

The Friends of the Nantwich Signal Box By The Friends of the Nantwich Signal Box

We need to raise £5000 for a coach which is designed to carry wheelchairs.

Nantwich Fundraising stage

0
backers
£0
pledged of £5,787
18
days left

We have been running a live steam miniature railway beside the Methodist Church in Nantwich for the last 10 years and raised over £15000 for various childrens charities. We need to raise £5000 for a coach which is designed to carry wheel chairs. Cromar White manufacture a coach which meets our requirements and we need to raise £5000 pounds to cover the cost of the coach. Currently, we cannot offer train rides to anyone in a wheelchair and we would like to extend our services to everyone. Please help us provide more happiness to children of all ages. The purpose of the project is to obtain a coach suitable for people who use wheelchairs to ride on the train. Customer Testimonial “At Leyland we have a Cromar White wheel chair truck. I personally thought it would be a waste of time but I was completely wrong. The amount of good will and good publicity it generates is unbelievable. We have several families who come regularly for a ride and the look on their faces says it all.

What we'll deliver:

  • A service to wheelchair users.
  • An ability to carry small children in buggies and prams
  • Special trains for wheelchair events

Why it's a great idea:

The main benefit will be to extend our services to anyone in a wheelchair. The frame and bodywork are constructed from steel and the folding loading ramps are constructed from aluminium checker plate. Adjustable ramp supports provide additional support when loading or unloading. The ramps when upright are secured with anti lose fixings. Six tie down loops are fitted for wheelchair or pram securing. The folding seats are waterproof and the bench seat is furniture grade foam, covered in waterproof PVC material. The coaches will negotiate 6096mm(20′) radius curves with ease (subject to correct coupling arrangement). Overall length is 2.75M (9’) width 762mm (30″). Customer Testimonial “At Leyland we have a Cromar White wheel chair truck. I personally thought it would be a waste of time but I was completely wrong. The amount of good will and good publicity it generates is unbelievable. We have several families who come regularly for a ride and the look on their face says it all.

Steps to get it done:

  • obtain funding
  • specify and order coach
  • install coach on railway

We have been asked to help children (of all ages) with leaning issues who would like to benefit from new experiences and we cannot do this without a coach which is adapted for this purpose.

Gallery

Location Nantwich

About the space

Custom Location

Council

Cheshire East Council

How will the money be spent?Total £5,787

Wheel Chair Coach - £5,445 (94%)
Other - £342 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

94%
Wheel Chair Coach
£5,445
6%
Other Read More
£342
  • Spacehive fees
    £280
  • VAT
    £56
  • Transaction fees
    £5

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation
  • Maintenance of the Railway Track and rolling stock
  • Construction of a Signal Box (Replica of Nantwich Signal Box) and Church Funds

Total £5,787

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • We would welcome anyone who would like to help us run the train or maintain the track etc. If you want to learn how to drive a steam train we can show you how to do it. Please join us from 10:00 am to 12:00 am every saturday morning. CW5 5RP.
  • Do You have a HOLE in the ground that needs filling? We have several tons of Hard Core to get rid of ? Contact eddie george 07970460409

Want to help?

Do you have stuff or skills to contribute to this project? Use this tool to offer something to the project creator.

Volunteer
{{comment.UserName}} Creator Backer
{{comment.Comment}}
{{comment.Comment}}
{{reply.UserName}} Creator Backer
{{reply.Comment}}
{{reply.Comment}}