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Over the years that the Norfolk Orbital Railway has been active, we have received, and continue to receive, valuable support in the form of individual donations and monthly standing order contributions. For these we are extremely grateful, and it is undoubtedly your valued support to date that has allowed us to get to the position we are in today.

As we move forward it has become necessary to formalise our methodology for raising funds and maintaining and protecting the contact details of our supporters and friends. As such the following will be introduced.

People can continue to donate ad hoc funds without having to register their details with us if they so wish, but if they are willing to register with us, they will become “Supporters” of the Norfolk Orbital Railway. “Supporters” will receive communications and newsletters from us, as they arise, unless they have elected not to receive such communication in their contact preferences when they register.

Supporters can pay a one off ad hoc amount, a monthly or a yearly subscription to suit their budget. Supporter status will be retained for 1 (one) year after the last donation is received. The amounts specified are suggested amounts only.

A one off donation of £500.00 or more will bestow upon that person “Friend for Life” status and will entitle them to benefits which will be announced in due course.

All payments can be made via our secure payment links to PayPal or our Credit Card payment platform. Our bank details are below for those who would rather pay by electronic transfer or standing order and of course we still welcome the more traditional payment methodology of a cheque sent to our headquarters as well.

Please make cheques payable to Melton Constable Trust and send to The Melton Constable Trust.  c/o Mr. David Bill MBE, 8a, Thornfield Way, Hinckley, Leics. LE10 1BE

Bank Details

Account Name: Melton Constable Trust

Sort Code: 30-94-34,

Account Number: 00493540

Ref: Surname, First Name

People who have existing standing order arrangements with us can leave these in place.

The following Supporters and Friends categories will apply:-

Level Price  
Supporter - Ad Hoc Donation £10.00 per Year. Select
Supporter - Yearly Donation £20.00 per Year. Select
Supporter - Monthly Donation £4.00 per Month. Select
Friend - For Life £500.00 now. Select

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Appeal for £5000 to purchase land at High Kelling

One of the key aims of the Melton Constable Trust is to acquire former railway track bed and where necessary alternative sections of land that will form the Orbital route between the Mid Norfolk Railway and the North Norfolk Railway. Thanks to the generous donations already made by our supporters and members of the local community, we have been able to purchase two key sections of land at Holt and Fakenham.

Some time ago the Trust negotiated an agreement to buy a further section of the original rail route, extending onwards from our existing High Kelling land towards Holt town.  We have been making stage payments towards this acquisition.

As of the 7th February 2021, substantial ongoing fundraising has brought us very close to being able to complete the purchase of this land at High Kelling and only a further £5,000 is needed.  That will include legal costs, fencing and other requirements.

Can you help us to raise this last £5000? If you can then please see below on how you can help. Thank you.

The next section of land at High Kelling that we will be purchasing, markers show the track route.

You can make a donation by bank transfer to The Melton Constable Trust at TSB Bank PLC: Sort Code: 30 94 34, Account number: 00493540 using the reference “High Kelling”

If you would prefer to pay by cheque, then please make them payable to The Melton Constable Trust.  If you would like this donation to be treated as Gift Aid then please download this form:

Gift Aid is a form of tax relief that allows charities to receive up to 25% more income from a donation made by a UK taxpayer. Once a donation has been made, a charity can then claim back the basic rate of tax from it from the government. Donors must be a UK taxpayer for your donation to qualify for Gift Aid.

Please send the above to: The Melton Constable Trust, c/o Mr David Bill MBE, 8a, Thornfield Way, Hinckley Way, Leicestershire. LE10 1BE

You can also email Mr David Bill MBE who is a trustee of the Melton Constable Trust: d.bill@ntlworld.com

The Melton Constable Trust is a Registered Charity no: 1090847