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Raising funds is an integral part of any charity. Without these vital funds from public donations and grants from outside organisations the charity could not offer the support, it gives to the development of the railway and the projects undertaken by the Association.

Please consider subscribing to one of the fundraising activities below or giving us a general donation using the form below, to enable us to achieve our goals.

Thank you for your generous contribution.

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General Donation

If you would like to support the railway by giving us a general donation rather than contributing via one of our activities below you can use this form.

Every penny of your donation goes towards the upkeep and development of the railway.

Please use this online form to make a general donation. (You can donate by Card or Paypal.)

When using the online donation form, please ensure pop-ups are enabled in your web browser.

Donation Form



Situated at Wirksworth Station and located directly on Platform 1, our shop is well stocked with second-hand books, a wide range of Railway 'memorabilia' and 'Railwayana', including new 'Bachmann' Model Railway items.

The shop also stocks exclusive model railway OO & N gauge wagons available to buy in-store or online.

You can visit our online shop page 'here'.


100 Club

Help support EVRA with a chance to win prizes!  A single entry costs just £1 per month (payable quarterly) of which half goes towards EVRA's current projects, with the other half getting placed in the prize pot.

There are quarterly prize draws, plus a 'super' prize draw in December.

Download the leaflet 'here'.

Locomotive and Carriage Club


EVRA's third locomotive 'Cathryn' is undergoing restoration and a further Mark 1 Coach is in need of considerable restoration.

You can keep a check on the current progress on 'Cathryn' and our 'Carriages'.

With the restoration of Barclay Tank Engines Henry Ellison and Brian Harrison now complete, additional funding is required for the maintenance, upkeep, boiler inspections, certificate renewal and overhauls for both engines.


Donate by SMS text message

General donation to EVRA

Locomotive and Carriage Club

New Wirksworth Station Building

To donate:

£5 - text EVRA 5

£10 - text EVRA 10

£20 - text EVRA 20

To donate:

£5 - text LCC 5

£10 - text LCC 10

£20 - text LCC 20

To donate:

£5 - text NEWBUILD 5

£10 - text NEWBUILD 10

£20 - text NEWBUILD 20

to 70085

Alternatively, to give any other whole amount between £1 and £20 text EVRA, LCC or NEWBUILDfollowed by a space and then the amount you wish to donate to 70085.

Texts cost your donation + one standard network rate message.

Boost your donation by 25%.

Donations eligible for Gift Aid please follow the web address on your text receipt once a donation has been placed. Thank you.


Find us on eBay 'here'.

Text Donations

If you are an eBay Seller:


'eBay for Charity' has partnered with the 'PayPal Giving Fund' to make it easy for sellers to donate some or all of the proceeds from eBay listings to their favourite charities.

Sellers have two options when listing items to benefit charities on eBay:

  • Community Selling: Donate up to 100% of your final sales price to support EVRA. You can customise the donation percentage and the charity you want to support for each individual listing. Minimum donation amount is 10%, or 1% for eBay Motors listings

  • Direct Selling: You can associate an eBay username with EVRA. All sales associated with this username are considered Direct Selling for the charity, and 100% of selling proceeds will benefit EVRA.


When your item sells, you don’t have to do anything. Three weeks after the sale, PayPal Giving Fund will automatically collect the donation from you.

If you are an eBay Buyer:


  • Donate to EVRA at checkout. Browse for “Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Association” and select them as your favourites, then every time you pay for items on eBay you’ll have the option to also make a donation to EVRA.

  • Donate directly with the Donate Now button. Find your favourite charity through the Charity Search on 'eBay for Charity', then donate your chosen amount through PayPal


For information on tax relief when donating to a charity, see ''


PayPal Giving


Every time you make a payment using your PayPal account you can easily make a £1 donation to EVRA once you have set them up as your favourite charity.


To set this up, follow the link 'here' and then click on the 'Set as favourite charity' button.


The Weather Lottery


Support us by playing EVRA Lottery - in conjunction with The Weather Lottery. 

Click 'here'  to play.



Use "everyclick" search engine to raise funds for us as you search the web.


The link can be found 'here'.

Give as you live


Sign up to "Give as you live" and help raise funds for EVRA via a number of different methods.


Take a look at the different methods on offer and for more information 'here'.


Thank you for your support!

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