From 11 to 15 December 2017, we are offering a free hot drink and piece of millionaire’s shortbread to National Lottery players.
South Tynedale Railway’s Crossing Café will be serving a free hot drink and piece of millionaire’s shortbread to National Lottery players during the week of 11 to 15 December 2017. They are joining participating National Lottery funded visitor attractions across the UK in saying ‘thanks’ to people who have raised money for good causes by buying a lottery ticket.
South Tynedale Railway has received £4,276,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The money has paid for the construction of a 1.5 mile extension to the railway, restoration and development of public facilities at Alston and Slaggyford Stations, including a new Discovery Centre and Café, provision of a Heritage Engineering Workshop, restoration of steam and battery electric locomotives, provision of additional passenger coaches and the introduction of ‘green’ technologies for power and heat generation, all of which are designed to enhance the visitor experience, increase commercial activity and employment and to boost the local economy.
Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive of the Heritage Lottery Fund, said:
“December is a wonderful time to experience the UK’s rich, diverse and exciting heritage, which has been transformed by more than £7bn National Lottery funding since 1994. This is a small gesture of thanks and a way of giving something back to the people who buy tickets.”
The idea is simple: anyone who turns up with a National Lottery ticket or scratch-card between 11th and 15th December gets a free hot drink and piece of millionaire’s shortbread from the Crossing Café.
Richard Graham Chairman of South Tynedale Railway said: “Thanks to National Lottery players we’ve been able to undertake a project valued overall at £6.5 million to develop facilities to help us to attract more visitors to enjoy the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and give the railway a worthy base for its future expansion plans.”