Donate in lieu

When you choose to support the Railway financially by making a ‘donation in lieu’ of sending Christmas cards to your friends and family this year, you will be making a real difference to the future of this wonderful heritage asset. Every donation, no matter what its size, helps to preserve the SVR's rolling stock and infrastructure, particularly in these difficult times.


Many people nowadays applaud the approach of giving to a worthwhile charity rather than sending or receiving cards through the post, and in lots of ways, it also helps to reduce our overall carbon footprint.

When you make a donation to the Railway ‘in lieu’ of sending cards, you will be able to choose between four downloadable e-cards featuring a particular festive image of the Railway. This will be personalised to your requirements and you can then email the e-card on to your friends and family to show that you have made a donation instead of sending them their normal Christmas card.

We really do need your support at this time in particular, and would like to thank you for making a ‘donation in lieu’. In return, everyone at SVR would like to wish you, personally, a very Happy Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year.