Hundreds raised to support Mid Norfolk Railway after vandalism

Chris White of Reno Wine and Johnny Wyndham of VanVino, both in Wymondham, present a donation to Mid Norfolk Railway to...

Chris White of Reno Wine and Johnny Wyndham of VanVino, both in Wymondham, present a donation to Mid Norfolk Railway to help repair damange caused by vandals. Picture: Johnny Wyndham. - Credit: Supplied

Hundreds of pounds have been raised to support the Mid Norfolk Railway in Dereham, after it was hit by vandals.

Damage costing several thousand pounds was caused to carriages on the Mid Norfolk Railway in Dereham earlier this month.

Reno Wine and VanVino, based in Wymondham, led a fundraising effort for the railway during their most recent 'gin train' event.

More than £310 has been raised to help repair the railway, along with a further £100 donation each from the business's founders, Chris White and Johnny Wyndham.

The pair have been hosting wine and gin tastings on trains on the line, which runs through Wymondham, for the past year.

Mr White said: 'We had 125 guests take part in our gin tasting and the support and donations they have given Mid Norfolk Railway is wonderful.'

Mr Wyndham added: 'In the MNR's time of need, local spirit rallied for them.'