Fundraising Activities

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 at the bottom of the page, to enable us to achieve our goals.

Donate by SMS text message

General donation to EVRA

To donate:

£5 - text EVRA 5

£10 - text EVRA 10

£20 - text EVRA 20

Locomotive and Carriage Club

New Wirksworth Station Building

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.


Steam Engine Driving Experience

Ever wanted to drive a steam locomotive? Now is your chance!!

We have two options available:

A one-hour experience for £160 and a two-hour experience for £220.

See the 'Footplate Experiences' page for details, dates and to book online!

Steam on the incline

We will be operating steam services on the 'Ravenstor Incline' that takes on a fearsome 1 in 27 gradient, the steepest railway passenger service ascent in the country. Our steam engines 'Henry Ellison' and 'Brian Harrison' are often featured on this run.

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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.

More entries mean bigger prizes and more chances of winning!

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.

Help fund these projects either as a one-off or monthly donation.

Find out more 'here'.


Our Events


The Association holds a wide range of fundraising events throughout the year to help fund its projects..


The railway also has many more events throughout the operating season,

Check out the railway's events 'here'.


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 a limited edition '00' Gauge Wagon, which is on sale exclusively to EVRA members and customers.

Visit our 'shop' page for more details of this and other great offers.


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'.


Amazon Smile

Support EVRA every time you shop at Amazon by shopping via 'Amazon Smile'.

Simply log in to Amazon Smile and we will receive a small percentage of the purchase price every time you shop.

General Donation

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

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.)

The Weather Lottery

Support us by playing EVRA Lottery - in conjunction with

The Weather Lottery. 

Click 'here'  to play.