Jan 12

Charitable Status for the Vale of Berkeley Railway

We have just received the wonderful news on the 10th January that the Vale of Berkeley Railway Charitable Trust is now a charity, registered as a CIO, registration number 1176597.

The application process has been challenging at times and the Charities Commission really made us think hard about how everything we do has to be organised in a way that ensures that the whole railway benefits the public and the local communities rather than just individuals.

A huge ‘Thank You’ goes not only to the trustees who toiled long into the night over so many weeks to get all the documentation correct, but also to all the members, volunteers and supporters who encouraged and showed faith in us going down this route.