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Remembering the ‘Railworld Wildlife Haven’ in your will?

We have never had any core funding and the Volunteers rely on their own efforts to raise funds.
Maybe you would like to help?

If you have already left a legacy to the Railworld Wildlife Haven Charity – Or if you intend to - We would like to thank you … If you are thinking about leaving a legacy, please email –

The ‘Railworld Wildlife Haven’ has been fortunate enough to have received three legacy’s over the years. The greatest without doubt was from our founder Rev Richard Paten – Estimates are that he dedicated over 25 years of his life and he paid for and acquired over 12 acres of inner-city land for the project and donated it to the Registered Charity! What an incredible legacy?

Geoffrey G Steels Footbridge

Recent Legacies are from Geoffrey G Steels, Chief Mechanical Design Draughtsman at Peterborough's Baker Perkins Company – He left his entire estate to the charity, this enabled us to pay off the loan that the volunteers had acquired to purchase, restore and install the River Nene footbridge: The bridge was named the ‘Geoffrey G Steel’ bridge, as a thank you for his kindness.   

Patricia Ann Seaman

This repurposed former railway bridge, was built by Victorian's and installed by the Railway Navigators or Navies! The Culvert Bridge carried the track between Wansford and Stamford and was removed in 1999 by Roy Pumpr and donated to the Railworld Wildlife Haven. The bridge has now been dedicated to ‘Patricia Ann Seaman’. Patricia or 'Pat' left money to a Charitable Trust, and the Trustees decided to make a grant to the Railworld Wildlife Haven.

This legacy will be used to restore the bridge, create a commemorative plaque and the remainder will be used for our Climate Exhibition being developed by a local school on the mezzanine floor in the ‘Globe Hall Earth Centre’.

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