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 running of the railway.

Below are examples of the types of activities that EVRA participates in and how you can help.

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.

Several dates will be available in 2019, please call 01629 823076, or see the general timetable, available 'here'  for more detail.

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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'.

The Weather Lottery

Support us by playing EVRA Lottery - in conjunction with

The Weather Lottery. 

Click 'here'  to play.

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 by downloading the form ‘here’ and indicating which project(s) you would like to support.

Our Events

EVRA holds a wide range of fundraising events throughout the year.

These include a 'Diesel Gala', steam-hauled 'Evening Land Cruises', such as 'Jazz & Ale', 'Cider with Rosie' and, 'Jazz on the Rails' special excursions, a 'Ghosts in the Valley' evening (for those that dare!), a magical 'Santa' experience and many more, with something special happening on every Bank Holiday.

Tickets for many events are available to book online. 

 

Visit the 'Events' page for more detail. 

 

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.

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EVRA Shop

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.

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Take a look 'here' for more ways you can raise funds for EVRA

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All donations are very much appreciated.

 

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.)

Registered Address: Ecclesbourne Valley Railway. Association,  Wirksworth Station, Coldwell Street, Wirksworth, Derbyshire. DE4 4FB. 01629 823076. © 2019
Cash Prizes Quarterly Draw  Just £1 a month

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