The Avon Valley Railway Heritage Trust is the registered charity (number 1088545) with overall responsibility for the running of the railway. Its primary aim is to ‘restore, preserve and operate railway locomotives, carriages, wagons and other artefacts of historic interest’.
As a charity we rely on income received by our visitors to the railway, whether through purchasing a ticket to travel on our trains, a cup of tea or meal in our station Buffet or a souvenir from our gift shop. However, the Heritage Trust also manages several appeals for the restoration of locomotives and carriages as well as our longer-term ambition to increase the length of line towards Bath. Without such generous support we would not be able to complete the work we so desperately need to do to bring some of our steam engines back to life and into daily service on our railway.
GIVE A GIFT IN MEMORY
A donation in memory is a fitting way to remember a special person whilst helping their favourite cause. If you would like to leave a gift in memory or make a donation, such as in lieu of flowers, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss your options and supply donation envelopes.
LEAVE A LEGACY
By leaving a gift in your will, you will be supporting our vital railway heritage conservation and educational work.
Leaving a legacy gift to the Avon Valley Railway Heritage Trust ‘for general purposes’, means the Trust can use it wherever the conservation need is greatest at the time. We would advise against being too specific in order to guard against us being unable to make use of your gift, eg if a legacy gift is left for a specific project that has already been completed. However, if you would like to leave a legacy gift to a particular area of Avon Valley Railway, please include the phrase “but without imposing a binding obligation” in your will.
Please do contact us if you are thinking of leaving a legacy and we can discuss your options