A 24 hour Tramathon took place in Seaton in May to raise money for charity.

For 24 hours continuously, a special tram departed Seaton Terminus and raised raised £1825.84 for 4 charities, Prostate Cancer UK, Cancer Research UK, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Epilepsy Research UK.

Dave Rawlings, long standing supporter of Epilepsy Research UK and one of the co-organisers and Tramway Driver said: “For the 24 tram journeys only the 4am and 8am had no paying passengers. During the evening we had so many passengers we despatched 2 trams for the 7pm though to 10pm, a nice problem to have had. I travelled on the 3am trip and we were treated to a lovely view of an owl flying on to a tree branch next to the track and then looking down on us probably thinking what are we doing at his time of night! Sadly missed the chance of taking a photo!”

We’re delighted to have been a beneficiary of such a special event, and our thanks go to Dave Rawlings, Gareth Richards and everyone involved with the organisation at Seaton Tramway.

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