Teen hopes to raise £40,000 for train

To support Marcello Gabrielli's campaign contact him at jintyappeal@hotmail.co.uk or search the appeal page on Facebook.
To support Marcello Gabrielli's campaign contact him at jintyappeal@hotmail.co.uk or search the appeal page on Facebook.
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AN ILKESTON teenager is leading an appeal to raise £40,000 to restore a steam train.

Passionate Ormiston Enterprise Academy student Marcello Gabrielli, 15, founded the 47357 Jinty appeal three months ago in a bid to get the steam locomotive up and running.

Marcello is a volunteer at Midland Railway in Butterley, where the 47357 engine is stored.

He said: “I’ve always been interested in trains.

“I noticed that there was no appeal in place to support this engine so I decided to set one up myself.”

So far he has raised £250 with an event selling merchandise with the train’s logo.