Our concept when we began building No. 60163 Tornado in 1990 was that it should be funded by a large number of affordable, regular donations. Supporters could covenant (donate) just the monthly equivalent of the price of a pint of beer per week. In those days beer cost £1.25 a pint in the North East. Much of the locomotive as you see it today has been funded by this means – a lot of people contributing a small amount on a regular basis. They provided most of the funds which put Tornado onto the main line and we applied the same principle to building No. 2007 Prince of Wales. To this foundation we added the Dedicated Donations scheme and the various ‘Clubs’ to raise funds for specific parts of the locomotive.
However, you can help to ensure that No. 2007 Prince of Wales is quickly completed and has a secure future on the main line for generations to come by leaving a legacy to The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust in your Will. Donations via legacies during the 25 years that The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust has been in existence have been relatively limited when compared to other types of donation – although the Trust has always been extremely grateful for any gifts received. If legacy donations to the Trust were to reach the same level as those for the top UK based charities – where it represents around 40 percent of fundraising income – the Trust would raise an additional £80,000 per year. This would go a long way towards finishing the locomotive and funding future overhauls.
Many Trustees have already made provision for No. 2007 Prince of Wales in our Wills by leaving a legacy to The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust. If you would also like to support No. 2007 Prince of Wales through a legacy then please take a look through our leaflet here or contact our Legacy Coordinator who will talk you through the process on or 01325 460163.
So, please remember The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust in your Will and you too can help to ensure that No. 2007 Prince of Wales has a secure future on the main line for generations to come.