Seaton Tramway is excited to announce its TRAMATHON Fundraising Appeal, which will see a week of live videos streamed online to help raise money for the charity and secure the future of the Tramway and its industrial heritage.
From Monday 8th to Friday 12th of June, Seaton Tramway will be going live on Facebook daily, going behind the scenes of the operation and its famous fleet of trams. On Thursday 11thJune we will start a 24-hour tram trip continuously between our Seaton and Colyton Stations. This will all be streamed live online for the full 24 hours as we raise money for our charity.
The Tramway will celebrate its 50thanniversary of operating at Seaton in August 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. As we moved into 2020 with excitement about new projects and offers for our loyal passengers, bills continue to need to be paid and projects still need completing. Railways and tramways like ours are supported by visitors and generous supporters that we love welcoming every year.
To combat this crisis, we will come together in our living rooms to launch TRAMATHON live. This fundraising appeal will continue until we are able to reopen, and will celebrate this with a week of live videos taking you behind the scenes of our wonderful tramway, introducing you to new projects that will be accessible on reopening, to live Driver’s Eye experience and Q &A’s, seeing out 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. All anyone has to do to be in with the chance of winning is donate a minimum of £5 before June 12thto be entered. Prizes will be drawn live on Facebook during the 24-hour TRAMATHON. Full terms and conditions can be found on our website.
In line with our fundraising appeal, we have also launched our new ‘HERO Ticket’ which can be purchased and redeemed as an All-Day Explorer ticket when we reopen. These tickets are available now and will go towards our TRAMATHON Fundraiser. The Hero Ticket will then extend to December 2021 and be free for all NHS Staff and care home staff with a valid ID for tram travel.
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/tramathon