Community comes together to raise £3248 following burglary

On Easter Sunday 21st April Gravesend Model Marine & Engineering Society were presented with £3248 by Aaron Elliott.

Devastated by a burglary on Valentine’s Day of this year when £25,000 of locomotives and equipment were stolen from lockups, they have now improved security at the site.

Aaron set up a “Just Giving” page to try to help and to maximise the fundraising he organised a community race night held on the same grounds at Cascades Leisure Centre where much fun was had by as many as 130 guests. Residents from across Gravesham and businesses predominantly based in Riverview Park all gave very generously as the community came together to turn something negative into a brilliant story of togetherness.

Richard Lightle, Chair of GMMES, said “Thank you everyone for all you have done, the generosity has been overwhelming”.

In recognition of the contribution of the community GMMES will be holding a competition with local children to name one of their locomotives.

Information around this will be shared via their Facebook page.


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