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Big Give BCLM Christmas Challenge

24 November 2016

We want to bring our colliery back to life and we need your help to do it. Between 29 Nov - 2 Dec, we’ll be taking part in the Big Give’s #ChristmasChallenge to raise money to bring this incredible story of steam and industry to life. The best part? All donations made online via theBigGive.org.uk will be matched pound for pound.

Coal mines and collieries were the heart and soul of the region, fuelling the industrial development of the Black Country and helping to create the world we live in today. We want our visitors to be able to experience this story for themselves and to do this we’re going to revitalise our Racecourse Colliery. 

What will we do with the money?

When the project is finished visitors will be able to see Charlie, our pit pony pull the ‘tub’ along the restored tramway; a pit cage that will show how miners were lowered into the shaft; demonstrations at a new Blacksmith’s Forge; light and sound installations as well a host of new characters to talk to about the region’s industrial past, and the stories of real people who once worked at the colliery.

Visit our profile on the Big Give website to watch a video about the project.

How do I make a donation?

Starting from #GivingTuesday (12pm on 29 Nov) you'll be able to visit the Big Give website to make your donation and make a difference this Christmas.

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