Credit: Alan Milner, 29/01/11
Donations to the East Somerset Railway
The East Somerset Railway is grateful to receive many donations each year, both large and small, which help us to fund projects that otherwise, might not happen. Donations are so important, not just because of the work which they directly enable, but also because the progress thus made interests and encourages everyone who comes to the railway.
And of course, if the donor completes a Gift Aid declaration, we are able to recover from HMR&C an amount equivalent to the tax they have paid on their donations at no cost to themselves.
To make a donation on line click here.
Credit: D Bellchambers,
If you are familiar with the ESR, the list of recent projects below which have benefitted from donations illustrates what your donations can achieve.
Completion of the overhaul of 5637
Reinstatement of the Engine Shed roof
Replacement of 250 sleepers
Construction of the Water Tower
Purchase of a carriage and the material to reupholster it
How to Donate
A One-off Payment
If you want to make a donation, perhaps for a project in which you are interested or to top up your annual subscription, you can simply send us a cheque, or now you can make a payment online
You can specify whether you want your donation to be used for a particular purpose or added to general funds to help pay for the less glamorous things such as insurance, electricity or even coal!
Regular Donations by Standing Order
Making a small, regular donation by bank standing order is an inexpensive way of helping the ESR. If you would like to make a donation this way it can easily be arranged through your bank. Most banks have facilities to set up a standing order online
For the ESR, like many charities, a legacy provides more substantial funding and a way of helping to remember the life of someone who supported the ESR. This is an excellent way of donating a larger sum, perhaps to help move a major project forward. So please remember us when making or updating your will.