The Big Give Christmas Challenge

The 2874 Trust is aiming to raise £4000   in the week 1st December to 8th December by taking part in the Big Give's event.  If we can raise half (£2000) from supporters, we will receive £4000 thanks to match funding from a pool of friends (£1000) and from The Reed Foundation (£1000) who have chosen to champion our cause.

Full details A Date for your Diary or log on to The Big Give Christmas Challenge and enter The 2874 Trust into the Find a Charity search box

 

The 2874 Trust has been formed to ensure the restoration and then operation of the ex Great Western Railway 2-8-0 heavy freight locomotive number 2874. We will use the restoration to promote the retention, development and spread of the skills required to rebuild, repair and operate historic machinery.  We will then use the operation of the restored loco on Heritage Railways to demonstrate our industrial heritage in the living museums that these venues create. 

We aim to ensure that all who assist in the restoration either physically or with other support gain both satisfaction and enjoyment from the experience. We are keen to provide a route to involvement for as many people as possible not just those who can get "hands on" with spanners!

We are very grateful to the people and companies that have provided assistance, both physical and financial and you can view details of our Sponsors here.

Ways for you to Help

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Membership

Our New Membership gives full details of the various classes and we would encourage everyone to join - the more public support we can show, including through the number of members, the better our chances of attracting external funding for the project.

Click here view the 2874 Trust membership options

Donation

We welcome donations from both members and non-members - and if a Gift Aid form can be completed we can obtain additional funds (currently 25%) from HM Revenue & Customs at no cost to the donor. 

  • Cheque payable to The 2874 Trust Ltd and sent to The Treasurer, 2874 Trust, Hazlemere,Strensham Road, Upton upon Severn, Worcs, WR8 OPS
  • BACS payment - please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 01643 706943  for our bank details
  • Through "Give as you Live" donation scheme.  We get the funds quickly and an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. can tell us if you want the donation to be allocated to to something specific.  
    Click here to go to the Give as You Live donation page
  • Cash or Credit card at our stand at some events at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway
  • Standing Order from your bank -   an example is for our "20 pence per day" initiative, but you can make the amount anything you wish!  Please e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 01643 706943 and a form will be provided.
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2874 Trust Online Shop

We have a deal with a Cheltenham firm, Universal Uniform, who have kindly set up a web-page on their site dedicated to our branded clothing.  

Orders can be placed on-line and delivery is quick - we receive a commission on every sale so we have the great advantage of beiung able to offer a fairly wide range of clothes and sizes without having to carry any stock.

Click here to visit the online shop and support the 2874 Trust

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Donations for Free

If you ever shop online, you can raise funds for the 2874 Trust through the Give as you Live scheme. You pay exactly the price on the retailers website and they make a donation - typically 1 -2%, though some promotions go much higher. To join in you must register with Give as you Live and go web shopping through their portal to your favourite sites - many of the major companies as signed up to the scheme including  Tesco, Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Argos and even eBay.  There is also a scheme for store cards where you can pre-load a card to use in-store at major retailers, so you can raise money when doing the weekly grocery shop.

To register for the scheme click here for Give as you Live and nominate your chosen charity, which we hope will be The 2874 Trust.

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Amazon Smile

Amazon have now withdrawn from the Give as You Live system but have now set up their own - you can still benefit the Trust when buying from them by registering your support for the 2874 Trust and buying through the AmazonSmile.

Click here to register with AmazonSmile and support the 2874 Trust

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