Hospice receives Weston-super-Mare model railway show cash

Weston-super-Mare Model Railway Exhibition organiser Keith Price presenting a cheque for £4720 to We

Weston-super-Mare Model Railway Exhibition organiser Keith Price presenting a cheque for £4720 to Weston Hospicecare nursing auxiliary Liz Collings and Community Fundraiser Rachel Mansfield. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

It was full steam ahead as the organisers of Weston model railway show presented cash raised from their January event to Weston Hospicecare.

Weston-super-Mare Model Railway Exhibition organisers presenting cheque to Weston Hospicecare. Pi

Weston-super-Mare Model Railway Exhibition organisers presenting cheque to Weston Hospicecare. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

The show, which sees model railway enthusiasts from throughout the UK come to display their intricate dioramas, raised £4,720 for the hospice.

Throughout its history, the show, which attracts hundreds of visitors each year, has so far raised more than £44,000 for the hospice and a further £6,000 for the Castle Kids Club.

Organiser Keith Price said: “I hope to raise £70,000 for the hospice before I retire.”

Hospice community fundraiser Rachel Mansfield said: “We very much appreciate the contributions and support from Keith Price and all the volunteers who put on the Weston model railway show.

Weston-super-Mare Model Railway Exhibition organiser Keith Price presenting a cheque for £4720 to We

Weston-super-Mare Model Railway Exhibition organiser Keith Price presenting a cheque for £4720 to Weston Hospicecare nursing auxiliary Liz Collings and Community Fundraiser Rachel Mansfield. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

“Every penny raised helps us provide our services to the people of Weston.”

The next show will take place on September 15.