Day out with Thomas 2011 Flood Appeal Day raises $7,700

31 January 2011

Over 1,400 visitors to The Workshops Rail Museum’s Day out with Thomas 2011 Flood Appeal Day yesterday generously contributed $7,791.60 to the Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal.

Fat ControllerThe Workshops Rail Museum waived the normal entry price on the last day of the Day out with Thomas 2011 summer holiday event, instead asking visitors for a donation to the Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal at the gate.

A further $403.80 has been raised throughout January via donation boxes at the Museum.

Director of The Workshops Rail Museum Andrew Moritz said he wished to thank the people of South East Queensland for supporting the event.

“The Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal is an important way to assist those affected by the flood and we are proud to be part of this initiative,” Mr Moritz said.

Mr Moritz also took the opportunity to announce that the Day out with Thomas 2011 event would return for an encore season in the Autumn school holidays from 16 April to 2 May 2011.

“We are running this event again to ensure that the families who were prevented from visiting the event in January due to the floods have the opportunity to meet Thomas and enjoy all of the fun interactive activities on offer.”

The Workshops Rail will continue taking donations for the Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal. Donations can be made at donating buckets at the Ticket Office, at any register at the Museum and online at www.qld.gov.au/floods.

The Workshops Rail Museum is part of the Queensland Museum and is winner of Australian and Queensland Tourism Awards for Heritage and Cultural Tourism.

For further information about the event visit www.theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au or call the Day out with Thomas 2011 hotline (07) 3432 5197.