Fund Our Fleet: Help Us Keep Our Vehicles Moving

by Steven Foxon (LTHT Volunteer) in Leicester, England, United Kingdom

Fund Our Fleet: Help Us Keep Our Vehicles Moving

Total raised £1,000

raised so far

+ est. £143.75 Gift Aid



COVID-19 has denied us of our April Running Day which is our main source of income - Please help us to cover our costs for the road ahead!

by Steven Foxon (LTHT Volunteer) in Leicester, England, United Kingdom

Please help us to Fund Our Fleet... 

Please consider donating the cost of an Imaginary Programme for the event we couldn't hold.

During April, we were due to put on our annual Vintage Bus Running Day with our friends at the Great Central Railway. It was due to be our biggest event ever! 

As a volunteer group we had made a significant effort preparing trust vehicles for this event. Directors had invested equal amounts of time and trust funds into the planning and promotion of the event. Privately owned vehicles, both locally and from further afield had signed up to support us and we had also teamed up with local independent operator, Confidence Bus and Coach, to celebrate their 50th year in the business. Additionally, this event was also to be the public launch of our recently restored former Leicester City Transport, 1950 Leyland PD2, No.154 which has been lovingly restored by the team at First Leicester. She is currently all dressed up with nowhere to go! 

Covid-19 has denied us all of this for the foreseeable near future. We do still harbor dreams of a rescheduled event later in the year but we cannot escape that any future event will be in an emerging climate with fresh new costs.

The Trust needs events like the April Running Day to bring in the funds that pay to keep the vintage buses under a roof, road legal and well maintained. Sadly the costs are still there even though we are unable to enjoy the collection in this unprecedented time. 

We rely solely on generous donations and the sale of the Programme when you attend our events.

Please consider donating the cost of an Imaginary Programme for the event we couldn't hold. Please picture the best programme you can in your mind and donate accordingly.

We are desperate to get back to the fleet and reschedule an event but we do need your help to keep us ready for that road ahead. 

The Leicester Transport Heritage Trust can offer many things, from research and discovery in the Trust Archives to a relaxing and nostalgic journey on one of our vintage vehicles, yet this year we do need your help more than ever to keep history alive!

Your donation will help directly with the upkeep of these vehicles... Please help!

Thank you.

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