David Nieper raised hundreds of pounds for Midland Railway - Butterley after it was vandalised in January 2023. Cake made by Julie Bailey, owner of Just Add Candles

David Nieper raises hundreds of pounds for Midland Railway – Butterley

Posted by: Laura Hammond

Tue 18th April 2023

Alfreton’s David Nieper has raised hundreds of pounds for Midland Railway – Butterley after the site was vandalised earlier in the year.

The heritage site suffered a huge amount of damage during the incident in January.

A dog walker heard the sound of broken glass and alerted the police – however, a substantial amount of damage had already been caused.

In response, the railway, which is led by volunteers, launched a fundraising appeal to help it repair the damage and increase security at the site.

After hearing about the fundraiser, members of the social committee at David Nieper decided they wanted to do something to help and organised a bake sale.

Employees across the company made a range of cakes and bakes to sell during the fundraising event, which took place on April 4.

Julie Bailey, café manager and owner of Just Add Candles, made an incredible steam engine cake, complete with steam and coal.

Staff also held a children’s egg decorating competition and a raffle as part of the fundraiser.

The fundraising events raised £629, which the company will double.

Laura Greaves, events and marketing manager at the railway, said: “We would like to thank David Nieper for choosing the railway for their Easter fundraisier.

“We are very grateful of their support after what happened at the railway at the start of the year.”

You can find out more about the incident at Midland Railway – Butterley and how you can support the heritage site here.