How You Can Help

As with every new-build venture, a substantial amount (or in our case, everything) needs to be made from scratch. Although we may still be a long way from seeing a completed F5 gracing heritage rails, we can make that reality happen sooner with your support. If you would like to help, why not consider one of the following options:

  • Become a member of The Holden F5 Steam Locomotive Trust. As one of our members, not only do you receive postal updates, but you can also join and help out at our publicity events, raising more awareness of our project and, equally important, winning more financial support.
  • Make a regular contribution. Download a standing order mandate. (25Kb)
  • Sponsor a part – with so many components requiring manufacture, why not make a substantial and lasting contribution by sponsoring one of these, either in part or in full?
  • Make a Gift Aid Declaration. If you are a UK Tax payer the Trust can reclaim tax already paid on your donations. This is currently 28p for every £1 donation and therefore increases our income by 28%! Download a gift aid form (606KB). A standing order mandate or a Gift Aid Declaration may be cancelled at any time by notifying the trust in writing.
  • Offer practical help – if you have skills or experience that could help please contact us.
  • Donate JustGiving
  • Leave a legacy to the ‘Trust’
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