There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Saturday 1st May 2021 using the Reopening Timetable

The East Lancashire Railway has experienced a devastating drop in income following the two periods of lockdown, compounded by the enhanced restrictions that have been placed on the Greater Manchester area. The generosity of our supporters, regardless of the size of the contribution, is vital if we are to sustain the East Lancashire Railway for future generations.

How Can You Help?

There are many ways in which you can help support the East Lancashire Railway.

Ways You Can Help

Regular Raffle

To help raise funds, the East Lancashire Railway will be hosting regular raffles. The first of these is for a four course meal for two on our award winning Red Rose Dining service. Raffle tickets cost £5 and an alternative cash prize is available.

If you are feeling lucky, click here and good luck!

Everyday Shopping Online

Turn your everyday online shopping into FREE donations! It’s simple to use and it’s free.

Easyfundraising turns your everyday online shopping into free donations for the East Lancashire Railway. How? Just start your online shopping first at Easyfundraising, with thousands of retailers to choose from. Then shop as normal, and the retailer will then make a small donation to say “thank you”.

Click here and start donating now!

Make a Donation

Support our fundraising challenge and make a one-off or regular donation to the ELR Support Fund. Even better, you can make a donation with the facility of Gift Aid and claim an extra 25p for every £1 you donate. That’s as long as you’ve paid the basic rate of tax and make the donation from your own funds.

Click here to donate today.

Donate by Standing Order

Make a monthly donation of whatever you are able to afford. You can download a Donation Standing Order form below.

A Gift In Your Will

Why not visit our Legacy page to view more details about how you could help future generations. Click here to view our Legacy information and documents.

Or if you need assistance in writing your will then Latimer Lee LLP will write your basic Will free of charge and ask only for a donation to the East Lancashire Railway. Find out more by visiting Latimer Lee LLP - Will and Probate solicitors.

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