This is an urgent appeal for someone to take over the vacant role of the Sales Officer to help raise funds which the C58LG urgently require if we are to continue to help restore 58016 and in order to pay for her undercover storage and rent at Barrow Hill.
Previously the group has sold items like stationary, badges, computer mouse mats, desk and wall calendars, polo shirts and sweatshirts, hi-viz vests as well as a couple of DVD’s as well as back issues of our Red Diamond Magazine.
The items in our current E-shop have not sold very well as we have had a joint EBay shop with the Class 56 Group. Basically none of our items have sold over the past few months where as the Class 56 Group has around £200 in around the past six weeks.
There are only currently three items in the EBay shop. A Class 58 Badge, A back Issue of Red Diamond and also 9x copies of Modern Locomotives Illustrated Issues 175 – The Class 58’s – Feb/Mar 2009.
Although on our website we do have new E-shop where we plan to just have our Sales items and we will stop using the Class 56 Groups EBay Shop when we get a Sales Officer. In the C58LG Shop we are selling all the Back Issues of the Red Diamond Magazine, & members have a chance to order the New forthcoming release of Heljan’s OO Class 58 which is being sold exclusively by Olivia Trains, which Class 58 Group Members can purchase at a slight discount!
What the job entails?
Ordering, purchasing, storage and selling of stock to help raise much needed funds to help with the restoration of 58016 and the continued storage of her at its current location.
Helping to price, setup and staff the sales stand for any main events at Barrow Hill with the help of volunteers, and any other events which you feel would help raise plenty of funds like Diesel Galas or Model exhibitions of your choosing.
Help and/or will be available from either the Chairman, Vice Chairman or the Treasurer.
So, if you fancy helping out the Class 58 Group then please get in touch. This doesn’t have to just be a one person role, as previously Ged Jones & partner used to look after this role. So, if you wish to split the role with someone else like a friend or partner then I am sure the Group will accommodate this.
For further details please email the Chairman – paul(dot)fuller@c58lg(dot)co(dot)uk or Vice Chairman keith(dot)bulmer@c58lg(dot)co(dot)uk
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