Good Evening Blood Bikers
Please see the message below from SSBB Member, Mark G, who has been negotiating with the Telford Steam Railway, to offer SSBB the chance to raise awareness and funds over the festive period.
We have very generously been given multiple days at the Telford Steam Railway over December when they are running their Santa Specials. We shall hopefully be attending (Dependent on volunteer availability) on the 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th with plans for the 20th and 21st of December as well.
In attendance will be a mini-moto for the children (And adults!) to sit on whilst they wait for their trains and a small information stand, possibly with an operational blood bike on display!
The Santa experience, which costs just £6.50 for both adults and children, includes a return trip along a railway line of 3/4 of a mile behind a steam locomotive on a specially decorated train, a visit to Santa Claus in his grotto, with a gift for the children and hot drink and mince pie for the adults in the adjacent cafe (all included in the ticket price), and a trip on the “Elf tram” which is also steam hauled. Trains operate on every Saturday and Sunday throughout December on the run up to Christmas and depart the main station at Spring Village at 45 minute intervals at 10:15 am, 11:00 am, 11:45 am, 12:30 pm, 13:30 pm, 14:15 pm, 15:00 pm and the final train leaves at 15:45 pm.
Pre-booking is essential to avoid disappointment so if this sounds like something you would like to attend then please visit the Telford Steam Railway website Santa Special page where availability is updated every evening. You can book tickets by either calling on 01952 503880 on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 12:15 pm and 13:15 pm and also Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6 pm and 8 pm, or pop over to the railway to speak to the staff who will be more than happy to help every Saturday and Sunday from 10:15 am – 15:45 pm and Tuesday evenings from 6pm to 8pm.
You will also be able to purchase a photo of your visit with Santa. The Telford Steam Railway has partnered up with CDHPIX, and will be offering the chance for you to purchase a high quality 7″x 5″ mounted print at £7.50 per print. Photographs will be printed and presented after your visit to the Grotto on the day. Each professional photo sold also generates a donation for the charity ran railway.
If any SSBB member would like to volunteer at this event, please contact Mark directly on (firstname.lastname@example.org) as he will be coordinating these events from our perspective!