Donate to Bluebell Railway
The Bluebell Railway is the oldest standard gauge railway in the UK having been started in August 1960. We have a unique collection of locomotives and rolling stock that has been restored to service for use on trains between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead. The Railway is staffed by 50 employed staff and over 700 volunteers who have developed unique heritage skills .
The Railway is funded by donations from members and friends together with generous public support. The Bluebell Railway Trust is a registered charity and it is responsible for administering all donations received on behalf of the Railway.
If you would like to help to preserve and maintain the Bluebell Railway, you can do so in many different ways, as follows:
Donate as you Shop
A very effective way of supporting the Railway is to sign up to EasyFundRaising or Amazon Smile whereby each time you shop online, a small donation is made by the retailer at no cost to you.
There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny. Among the best of these retailers are insurance companies who each pay a generous donation when you renew your household, motor or other insurance policies.
All you need to do is click here and join for free. Then, go to easyfundraising every time before you start shopping to find the retailer you wish to purchase from. After you have checked out, the retailer will make a donation to Bluebell Railway at no extra cost to you whatsoever!
AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favourite charitable organisation every time you shop, at no cost to you. It does not cost you a penny and you enjoy the same prices that are available on the regular Amazon account.
AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. By selecting The Bluebell Railway Trust, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the Trust every time you shop.
You can make a donation to the Bluebell Railway Trust via Virgin Money Giving. This is a secure transaction that is very cost effective and is set up to claim Gift Aid on your donation, subject to your approval.
The principal beneficiary has been the CV Emergency Appeal but donations can also be made to a number of other funds.
Donate by cheque or bank transfer
Donations can still be made by cheque or bank transfer.
In the case of donations by cheque, please send your cheque to the Trust plus, where applicable, a Gift Aid declaration.
In the case of donations by bank transfer, please instruct your bank to make payment of the donation to:
The Bluebell Railway Trust
Account no. 61059056
Sort code 60-10-26
Please advise us of your donation by completing the form below. Can you please ensure that you specify which fund you are contributing to so that we can credit the correct fund.
Again, if you wish us to claim Gift Aid on your donation, can you please complete and return the attached declaration form by post to:
The Bluebell Railway Trust
Sheffield Park Station
If you require a receipt/acknowledgement, please let us know.