Published by Railfuture
Railwatch is the quarterly magazine of Railfuture, which is free to members.
Railwatch 086 - November 2000
Keep it going
An appeal from Kate Tudor-Pole
Since our last appeal in November 1998, the RDS has gone from strength to strength.
You generously donated enough to set up a campaigning headquarters in central London and buy computer equipment to produce quality RDS documents.
We need to keep the momentum going. The National Executive decided in September that the time was right for another appeal. Letters appealing for donations were sent to all members in the first week of November. As Marketing Director, one of my main roles is to find sponsorship from organisations and funding from grant-giving trusts. We have already achieved some progress here.
In the next couple of years the office should become increasingly self-sufficient with donations from organisations with a particular interest in environmental and rail travel issues. In the meantime, however, while allegiances are being set up, we need to fill the gap with donations from members.
£15 for example will pay for our Campaigns Director to make a television appearance. I hope you feel able to give generously to the appeal and help to keep the wheels rolling!
Note: contact details (postal and email addresses, along with telephone numbers) in old editions of Railwatch out of date. Click CONTACT US for latest contact details.
Railfuture is an independent, voluntary group representing rail users in Britain with 20,000 affiliated and individual members. It is not funded by train companies, political parties or trade unions, and all members have an equal say.
Railfuture campaigns for cheap and convenient rail services for everyone; better links for buses, bikes and pedestrians; policies to get more heavy lorries on to rail; new lines, stations and freight terminals. In short, a better rail service and a bigger rail system for both passengers and freight.
Railfuture is pro-rail but not anti-road or anti-air. However, we campaign for a switch from road and air to rail. We do not interfere in the running of the railway - we campaign for the quality and range of services provided, not how they are delivered. We are the only champion of all rail users.
Railfuture is the campaigning name of Railfuture Ltd.
A not-for-profit Company Limited by Guarantee.
Registered in England and Wales No. 05011634.
Registered Office: Edinburgh House, 1-5 Bellevue Road, Clevedon, North Somerset BS21 7NP (for legal correspondence only).
All other correspondence to 24 Chedworth Place, Tattingstone, Suffolk IP9 2ND
© Copyright Railfuture Ltd 2021.
Railfuture is happy for extracts to be used by journalists, researchers and students. We would, however, appreciate a mention of Railfuture in any article, website or programme. Except with Railfuture's express written permission, no one should distribute or commercially exploit the content.
Privacy StatementClick Privacy to read Railfuture's GDPR statement on how we treat your data.
This site does not use its own cookies, although Google Analytics does. The site is maintained for Railfuture by Billing Specialists Ltd.