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.
Donate by SMS text message
General donation to EVRA
£5 - text EVRA 5
£10 - text EVRA 10
£20 - text EVRA 20
Locomotive and Carriage Club
New Wirksworth Station Building
£5 - text LCC 5
£10 - text LCC 10
£20 - text LCC 20
£5 - text NEWBUILD 5
£10 - text NEWBUILD 10
£20 - text NEWBUILD 20
Alternatively, to give any other whole amount between £1 and £20 text EVRA, LCC or NEWBUILD, followed 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.
Several dates will be available in 2020, please call 01629 823076, or see the general timetable, available 'here' for more detail.
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.
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.
EVRA holds a wide range of fundraising events throughout the year.
These include an Evening Land Cruises', such as 'Live Jazz & Real Ale', 'Cider with Rosie' and, 'A Psychedelic Pirates, Rum Fuelled Voyage' special excursions, a 'Model Railway Exhibition' weekend and a magical 'Santa' experience. The railway also has many more events, with something special happening on every Bank Holiday.
Our evening excursions are available to book online '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'.
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.)