Fundraising

There will be an incessant need for cash as the New S&D expands! We need to be proactive and imaginative with fundraising, so if you have fundraising skills please offer your services!

Help Us Raise Funds

Raise Funds

If you have the skills to assist our fundraising efforts, please don't be shy... Raise your hand and volunteer!

Telephone: (0117) 3738973.

We would also like to operate a sales and information stand to take to events and shows along the route and further afield. These are an excellent way of gaining new members as well as bringing in further profits through sales items.  If you have some free time, let us know.

Online Shops

Online Shop

We have set up a very basic e-commerce website where you can buy both S&D and other railway related items, plus eventually books on climate change, peak oil, economics etc. Currently we have a range of S&D station totems, mouse-mats and DVDs.

This site is currently 'piggybacking' on Stephen Sainsbury's personal e-commerce site and doesn't cost the New S&D a penny. ALL profits go straight to the S&D.

We also have an Amazon store-front, which earns us a 5% commission on sales.

Stamp Collecting

Stamp Collecting

We can also raise money from collecting used stamps. We make £5 per kilo for British stamps and £19 per kilo for world (without British) stamps. Some charities make thousands of pounds each year this way! Please package up and send to:

Stamp Appeal,
The New Somerset and Dorset Railway,
10 Bellamy Avenue,
Hartcliffe,
Bristol, BS13 0HW.

ALL stamps are required, even the regular 1st and 2nd class small ones. Ideally they should be trimmed to within about 5mm of the perforations, on just the front part of the envelope. Please try to use nice higher value commemorative stamps to send your stamps to us, rather than the horrible white labels!

Gift It!

Gift It!

We also welcome donations of books (railway and transport titles), model railway equipment and anything rail or transport related for our eBay shop, which will be opening later this year. Please send these items to:

Donated Goods,
The New Somerset and Dorset Railway,
10 Bellamy Avenue,
Hartcliffe,
Bristol, BS13 0HW.

Again, if you can ask for and use nice high value commemorative stamps to post to us we can also sell these on.

Make a Donation

You can donate any amount by clicking on the Paypal buttons below. However, as Paypal charges can be high it is better to make larger donations (£20+) by cheque wherever possible, but please feel free to use this facility for any amounts if easier! Cheques should be made payable to 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway' and sent to:

The New Somerset and Dorset Railway,
10 Bellamy Avenue,
Hartcliffe,
Bristol, BS13 0HW.

Land Purchase:

If your main interest is in purchasing and securing land and buildings then you can donate any amount specifically for this purpose by clicking below.

Lobbying and Media:

If you would like to donate towards lobbying local, regional and national government in addition to helping maintain a high media profile then you can donate any amount by clicking below.

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Page last updated: 25 January 2014