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Gift Aid It!

Did you know that if you are a UK taxpayer, you can increase the value of your donation at no extra cost to you? Thanks to the Government’s Gift Aid scheme, we can claim back an extra 25p for every £1 you donate. That means for every £100 donated, we could make £125! All you have to do is tick the relevant box as you proceed through the payment process. We'll do the rest.


Gift Aid Information

This is a very important way for us to receive a higher amount into our funds at no extra cost to you.

To qualify for Gift Aid, you must pay an amount of UK Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax at least equal to the tax that the AVRT reclaims on your donations in the appropriate tax year (currently 25p for each £1 given). Tax year is 6 April one year to 5 April the next.

When to get in touch

Please notify the Aln Valley Railway if you:

- Want to cancel a Gift Aid declaration that you have previously made
- Change your name or home address
- No longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains.

Higher rate tax payers

If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.

How can I help?

Become a Friend of Richboro today and help secure steam on the Aln Valley Railway!

Helping us to secure steam on the railway, by assisting us to purchase Richboro, is achievable if we all help! The aim of The Friends of Richboro is to raise £75,000 through 175 people each donating just £15 per month for 24 months (two years)*. Taking Gift Aid into account, this will allow us to purchase Richboro by 2020. £15 per month isn’t a lot - take your lunch to work one extra day a week instead of buying a meal deal from the nearest supermarket - and if 175 people contribute this, we will hit our target.

By becoming a Friend of Richboro you will receive the following:

  • An opportunity to attend an exclusive event for The Friends of Richboro and travel behind Richboro on the first train after her purchase in 2020*
  • Become a member of the railway (if you aren’t already!)*
  • Receive regular email updates on the progress of the railway and Richboro, for the duration of your Standing Order.

* Only applicable for monthly payments of £15 or more (or lump sum equal to or more than £360.00).

Most of all, you can be content in knowing that you have contributed towards keeping steam at the Aln Valley Railway, by helping us own our first steam engine.

Choose your Friends of Richboro donation method below and support the railway on its next venture.


Subscribe with Monthly Donations for 24 months




Make a lump sum donation

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Set up a Standing Order

Download and print off a standing order form, complete and send to the address on the form.


To make a legacy

For more information, contact Robin Mitchell via .


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