Member of Parliament for Clwyd South, Simon Baynes has welcomed the news that Llangollen Railway has received £161,000 worth of National Lottery support to help address the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The National Lottery Heritage Fund awarded Llangollen Railway with funding through their Heritage Emergency Fund which provides assistance to organisations within the heritage sector struggling during the pandemic.
Mr Baynes previously highlighted the importance of Clwyd South tourism and hospitality businesses in Questions to the Prime Minister on Wednesday 13 May 2020, and asked him to congratulate the Llangollen Steam Railway team for their hard work fundraising during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
Simon Baynes MP said:
“Everyone in the area knows how tremendously important the Llangollen Steam Railway is to us as a community. So I’m delighted to see it benefitting from vital National Lottery Heritage Emergency Funding.”
“The whole Steam Railway team work incredibly hard to ensure visitors to Llangollen receive a warm welcome and a great experience so I’m very happy to see them secure this much needed help.”