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All aboard the Weymouth Land Train this summer to support Weldmar Hospicecare!

17th May 2023


Fundraising News

The Weymouth Land Train will be offering a special group price to organisations, charities, and groups to raise vital funds for Weldmar Hospicecare during the summer months.

Groups up to fifty people can take a ride around the harbour route for a discounted price of £50 per trip. All funds raised by group visits will be donated to Weldmar.

Tony Poole, owner of the Land Train said “The land train is a firm favourite for visitors to Weymouth and I really wanted to make sure that local groups and residents can enjoy a trip on the train whilst raising funds for a local charity. This year we have teamed up with Weldmar. If any groups are interested in running a group tour, please get in touch with me and I will sort out a suitable date and time for their trip.”

Fiona Hansford, Business Development Fundraiser for Weldmar Hospicecare, said “We are thrilled to have the Weymouth Land Train on board as one of our supporters this year. We hope to bring a lot of joy to the groups who ride on the train whilst raising vital funds for Weldmar Hospicecare, providing specialist care for local adults who have a life limiting illness, and support for their loved ones.”

Weymouth and Dorset councils have granted a new licence to enable the train to run again along the Esplanade from opposite the Gloucester Bars to the Sealife Centre, as it can now operate using a greener fuel source instead of regular diesel. This second route will be in operation as from 1st June and will run until the end of August. This useful transport link is a favourite with tired families returning from Weymouth beach to the car parks at Lodmoor, and those visiting the Sealife Centre. The route will operate in the mornings and afternoons only.

Route maps and more information can be found at www.weymouthlandtrain.com or by visiting their Facebook page.

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