Financial Support

Financial Support

The South Devon Railway is an educational charity. We care for a valuable piece of our country’s industrial heritage; looking after it so that everyone can experience and learn how things were done in a bygone era.

Keeping our heritage alive is however an expensive task and, like many charities, the South Devon Railway relies on financial support in order to develop and ensure the railway survives for future generations to benefit.

There are many ways you can help support the South Devon Railway; on this page you will find ways that you can help us from giving donations directly to collecting donations whilst you shop.

Paypal Giving Fund

When you donate via PayPal Giving Fund they’ll deliver 100% of your donation, and eligible Gift Aid, to the South Devon Railway Trust.

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support a charity of your choice every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your selected charity.

On your first visit to you need to select the South Devon Railway Trust to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation to the South Devon Railway.


Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for South Devon Railway Trust with easyfundraising?

There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.

All you need to do is:

1. Go to and join for free.

2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.

3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to South Devon Railway Trust at no extra cost to you whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and South Devon Railway Trust will be really grateful for your donations.

Thank you for your support.

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