First of all, I would like to say a huge thank-you to everyone who contributed to our £250,000 appeal to help pay for repairs to the Gotherington landslip. This total was achieved in less than ten weeks – a remarkable achievement. The contractors are now back on site finishing off the repairs. (To see Thank You video click here)
The closure of the railway brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in the cancellation of all special events for the remainder of 2020 (including Fish’n’Chip, Fire & Drive and Santa trains) and all normal trains until at least the end of August. GWSR plc’s income will thus be very drastically reduced for 2020 and will require very careful management.
As a Registered Charity, GWRT cannot provide funds to GWSR Plc for the day to day expenses of running the railway. However, it can provide Grants for projects for which plc funding is not available to enhance the “living museum” aspect of the railway. We know that many of our supporters have expressed an interest in providing more funds for these projects; GWRT therefore invites you to donate to our General Fund to be allocated to future projects as and when required. Ways to donate are shown below.
Thank you for your support, stay safe and we look forward to seeing you at the Railway when we re-open.
In order to donate, please use one of the following options:-
- By sending a cheque payable to GWRT to The Chairman, GWRT, Churchward House, Winchcombe Railway Station, Winchcombe, Glos GL54 5LD. Write on the back “Donation” and, if applicable, your membership number.
- By Bank Transfer to the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway Trust
Lloyds Bank, Blackheath
Sort Code 30-90-89
Account no 47638368
Payment Ref – “Donation” and, if applicable, your membership number.
- Through the GWRT's PayPal account by clicking on the button below. In the "Write A Note" box, write “Donation” and, if applicable, your membership number.
- Virgin moneygiving. If you are a UK taxpayer and wish to Gift Aid your donation online it can be done here. This channel also allows for a regular donation. In the “Leave a Message” box, write “Donation” and, if applicable, your membership number.
If donating via cheque, PayPal or Bank Transfer and you would like to Gift Aid your donation, please download, complete, scan and e-mail our GiftAid form to
email@example.com. We will then be able to claim 25% Gift Aid.
Alternatively you can print, complete and return it to the above address.