Money from Pride of Britain Train Pack sales donated to NHS Charities Together, in memory of Captain Tom’s fundraising and in recognition of NHS workers.
Bachmann Europe presented £60,000 to NHS Charities Together in a ceremony at the GB Railfreight/EMD Roberts Road Rail Maintenance Depot in Doncaster where Class 66 No. 66731 ‘Capt. Tom Moore’ was in residence.
Earlier this year the Bachmann Collectors Club released its Pride of Britain Train Pack, celebrating the incredible fundraising achievements of Captain Sir Tom Moore and honouring the NHS and all its key workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The presentation was conducted by Keith Thomas, financial controller for Bachmann Europe and Paul Matthews, head of locomotives for GB Railfreight.
The collectors club members who purchased a Pride of Britain Train Pack when first released were entered into a prize draw to win a guided tour of the depot and the lucky winner, Denis Armstrong, was also in attendance to receive his prize.
The Pride of Britain Train Pack has been produced in N and OO scale (with a sound fitted option in OO scale) and each pack includes a Class 66/7 locomotive No. 66731 ‘Capt. Tom Moore’ in GB Railfreight’s ‘Thank You NHS’ livery and two Easy Model 1:72 scale aircraft – Hurricane LF363 and Spitfire MK356 – portraying the two aircraft that performed a flypast for Captain Sir Tom on his 100th birthday.
A limited number of each pack remains available, which can be purchased directly from the Bachmann Collectors Club.
Bachmann Europe thanked all Bachmann Collectors Club members who have supported this venture, helping to raise the fantastic sum for the charity.