Having just taken my kids on a steam railway on what they call Santa Specials. I was amazed to find out just what a money making job this can be for a band. This particular steam railway runs 5 trains a day on an 8 mile journey.Father Christmas comes along the train giving all the kids a present. They run these five trains every Saturday and Sunday for the four weekends prior to Christmas. The local band came up with a great idea - follow Father Christmas through each carraige and have a collection (to a captive audience) Someone from the band told me that they provide a five piece band and two collectors on a rota basis for the four weekends and make £5000+ Now thats what I call fund raising. I wonder is anyone else can better this one.