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See how you can help keep the Mid Norfolk Railway on track

11:32 07 March 2015

The Mid Norfolk Railway is looking for volunteers.

The Mid Norfolk Railway is looking for volunteers.

© Archant Norfolk 2014

It could be the start of an exciting new career or a retirement project to keep the body and mind active, but the Mid Norfolk Railway (MNR) is welcoming anyone interested in trains and railways to its Volunteer Day.

From drivers to tea-makers, and builders to bookkeepers, the MNR is hoping to expand its skills base by offering an insight into everything its volunteers get up to and recruit new faces to join the team.

The event, at Dereham Station on March 15, will see each department within the heritage railway showcasing the opportunities available.

Routine maintenance of the running section of the MNR is an essential first priority; and beside that, MNR holds half a million pounds worth of developmental ambitions and opportunities which require further support.

A spokesman for the railway said: “Volunteering can play an important part in boosting people’s personal well being, as well as benefitting the organisation they are actually working with.

“Several MNR members have also gone on to work as train conductors/guards or in a ticket office on the ‘big railway’.”

Volunteers must be members to benefit from insurance cover and must be over 18. Attendees who take paid membership on the day will be provided with a free ride voucher for normal service days.

To become a volunteer, email volunteer@mnr.org.uk or turn up at Dereham station on the day from 9am onwards.

For more information, visit www.mnr.org.uk or telephone 01362 690633.

Do you need volunteers for a project you are running? Email kathryn.cross@archant.co.uk

3 comments

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    nica65432

    Monday, March 9, 2015

  • Port Watcher, I think they do feature and highlight other charities in the Friday Advertiser every week.

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    Rorping

    Sunday, March 8, 2015

  • A great many other organisations and charities also want more volunteers. Perhaps the EDP should feature and highlight other charities and volunteer run organisations, such as those supporting disabled and terminal ill people as well as this railway which is after all a tourist attraction, and also a source of pleasure for railway enthusiasts

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    Port Watcher

    Saturday, March 7, 2015

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