New Volunteer Accommodation at Tenterden Town Station


We need to provide two new accommodation blocks, providing six bedrooms with kitchens & bathrooms - can you help?

The K&ESR is a registered educational charity and every penny we generate goes to keeping the K&ESR alive for future generations to enjoy. The vast majority of our staff are unpaid volunteers and we greatly value the work they undertake - there would be no railway without them! So it's only right that we should look after them in just the same way that we care for our other historic assets.....!

We purchased two accommodation blocks last year at a cost of £12,000 but complications have meant that it’s not been possible to install them - until now. This represents our biggest investment in volunteer facilities for very many years. All staff will be able to use these clean & modern facilities which will be particularly helpful to  those volunteers who live some distance away.

We are planning to install the accommodation during June 2018 and have them available for use within a couple of weeks. To ensure this, we need to raise £9,000 for connecting the services and providing new furnishings and equipment.

For The Installation We Need:

  • Electric cable and glands;
  • smoke detectors;
  • water pipe, fittings & lagging;
  • 4 inch soil pipe and fittings;
  • sewage pump;
  • fencing panels, fence posts and base plates for screening
  • Hire of a road crane!
  • Finally we need an LPG Storage cage and waste oil bund to replace those displaced by this work.

For Furnishings We Need:

  • New beds, mattresses and covers (6);
  • net curtains (6);
  • black out curtains (6);
  • floor mats (6);
  • bath mats (2);
  • cutlery and crockery sets;
  • mugs;
  • cooking pans & utensils;
  • microwave/oven (2);
  • kettles; toasters;
  • fridge/freezer(2);
  • six chairs and table (2);
  • locks, keys & crash bars for two emergency exit doors

Can You Help Us?

We already have some £3,500 cash towards the project but we are still a long way off and have little time to raise the funds if we are to bring this accommodation into use for the summer!

If you can help us by a donation of materials, equipment, furnishings, or labour to help install please get in touch via [email protected] or make a donation below - funds go directly to the project, and will hasten the completion of the accomodation.

Thank you for your support !

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