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Reno Wine and VanVino in Wymondham lead fundraising effort for Mid Norfolk Railway after vandalism incident

PUBLISHED: 09:00 28 August 2017 | UPDATED: 16:11 29 August 2017

Chris White of Reno Wine and Johnny Wyndham of VanVino, both in Wymondham, present a donation to Mid Norfolk Railway to help repair damange caused by vandals. Picture: Johnny Wyndham.

Chris White of Reno Wine and Johnny Wyndham of VanVino, both in Wymondham, present a donation to Mid Norfolk Railway to help repair damange caused by vandals. Picture: Johnny Wyndham.

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Two Wymondham businesses are raising a glass after helping to raise hundreds of pounds to repair a railway line targeted by vandals.

Several thousands of pounds worth of damage was caused to carriages on the Mid Norfolk Railway in Dereham earlier this month.

Reno Wine and VanVino led a fundraising effort for the railway during their most recent “gin train” event.

More than £310 has been raised to help repair the railway, along with a further £100 donation from the business’ founders, Chris White and Johnny Wyndham.

The pair have been hosting wine and gin tastings on trains on the line, which runs through Wymondham, for the past year.

Mr White said: “We had 125 guests take part in our gin tasting and the support and donations they have given Mid Norfolk Railway is wonderful.”

Mr Wyndham added: “In the MNR’s time of need, local spirit rallied for them.”

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