MEMBERSHIP & DONATIONS

This is the area where we receive most of our funding apart from grant aid where available. 

Membership is welcomed and includes:-

Illustrated ON TRUST members journal and Newsletters
Hands on restoration experience – No special expertise or previous experience required
Admission to sites where the collection may be visiting
The right to attend and to vote at the Trust’s General Meetings

Charity Regulations place certain responsibilities and undertakings onto members, which are described in the membership/donation form and the governing document of the Trust, the constitution, which can be viewed here.
Should you not wish to accept the responsibilities and undertakings required under Charity Regulations, you may become an Associate of the Trust, this is explained further by the form.

Donations can be made in many forms:

Money. which can be accepted in various methods, and the value can be enhanced by the Trust reclaiming tax from HMRC if you pay tax and are able to complete a Gift Aid declaration.  See our membership/donation form Payments can be just one-off or regular, in addition to normal methods we can now accept via PayPal and Virgin Money Giving.
The Trust operates designated funds, currently for restorations of locos 752 and 51218, as well as a general fund. the primary purpose of which to finance the administration of the Trust and maintenance of completed projects such as the carriages.

In addition to money, we have a constant need for items such as books, magazines and railwayana as well as model railway equipment for fundraising by sale, primarily on a sales stall we run in Oxenhope Exhibition Shed but also via Ebay and auctions for high value items.  If you have suitable items, they can be left at Oxenhope or alternatively we can arrange correction from you.

And of course, your time – the fact that what you see still exists, whether yet restored or not, is testimony to the quality of L&Y workmanship.  This quality is the guiding principle for those involved in restoration and conservation.  Such quality consumes two resources: time and money, and you can make a difference by providing either or both.  If you’re skilled in engineering or carpentry, or are simply competent at DIY, we can use you.
Money can be accepted in various methods, and the value can be enhanced by the Trust reclaiming tax from HMRC if you pay tax and are able to complete a Gift Aid declaration.  See our membership/donation form Payments can be just one-off or regular, in addition to normal methods we can now accept via PayPal and Virgin Money Giving.
The Trust operates designated funds, currently for restorations of locos 752 and 51218, as well as a general fund. the primary purpose of which to finance the administration of the Trust and maintenance of completed projects such as the carriages.

In addition to money, we have a constant need for items such as books, magazines and railwayana as well as model railway equipment for fundraising by sale, primarily on a sales stall we run in Oxenhope Exhibition Shed but also via Ebay and auctions for high value items.  If you have suitable items, they can be left at Oxenhope or alternatively we can arrange correction from you.

And of course, your time – the fact that what you see still exists, whether yet restored or not, is testimony to the quality of L&Y workmanship.  This quality is the guiding principle for those involved in restoration and conservation.  Such quality consumes two resources: time and money, and you can make a difference by providing either or both.  If you’re skilled in engineering or carpentry, or are simply competent at DIY, we can use you.

Note – the membership/donation form and constitution are in PDF format and require the Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded from the Adobe web site.