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GET INVOLVED

You can help us in a number of ways:

MEMBERSHIP OF THE SUPPORTERS ASSOCIATION:
The life blood of any Society is its members. By joining us you will be assured that you will be contributing to the goals and objectives of the Rother Valley Railway. Membership also allows you to participate in the events and activities the Railway undertakes throughout the year.

COST:
Full Member
£18.00
Additional Family Member
£9.00
Children under 16*
£9.00

BENEFITS:
4 Copies of "The Phoenix" Magazine posted to you. Half price entrance to all Rother Valley Railway Special Events
*Additional family members and children based overseas do not receive their own Phoenix Magazine

WAYS TO JOIN:
By online payment (single person joining)

By Cheque
You can use the attached form. Please send your Cheque or Postal Order (made out to The Rother Valley Railway Supporters Association) to the Membership Secretary at the address shown on the form. IMPORTANT: Please supply your contact information as detailed on the form with your application.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL:
Members only please follow this link to renew:


VISIT US:
Our Visitor Centre and Shop is open every Sunday from 10am - 4pm, offering a huge range of railway books and magazines, model railway items, real railway items, as well as the visitor centre displays. We are serving hot and cold drinks, biscuits and crisps. Come and see how the building work is progressing! You can get to us at Robertsbridge by main line railway.
Robertsbridge Junction Station, Station Road, Robertsbridge, East Sussex TN32 5DG

DONATION:
Financial aid is the lifeblood of any Charity and we have made provision for various different payment methods and opportunities. We would very much appreciate a donation from you. Please make your cheque out to Rother Valley Railway Heritage Trust, and send it with your name and address to the address shown on the Contact Us page.

There are a number of schemes operated by the H.M. Revenue & Customs, which make it easy to give to the RVRHT in a tax-efficient way. Click on the links below to download documents for further information:

      Gift Aid
  Payroll Giving
Legacies

PRIZE DRAW - Win a cash prize!
Registered with Rother District Council under Section 5, Schedule 1 of the Gambling act 2005

Each entry costs £1.25 per week (£5 per month) collected by a standing order on the 15th of each month.

You have the chance of winning a cash prize of either 30% or 20% of the total cash fund, and the other 50% goes to help rebuild the Rother Valley Railway between Robertsbridge and Bodiam.

The draw takes place at 1 pm on the last Sunday of every month at the station site.

The results of each monthly draw can be seen in the Phoenix magazine and below.

How to sign up to the Prize Draw:
Print off the attached forms: Application Form and Standing Order Form
Then please either post to us at the address shown on the Contact Us page or hand them in at the station information centre.

LATEST RVRSA prize draw winners:
 
1st Prize
2nd Prize
January 2017
TC Long (ball 13)
D. Earl (ball 16)
December 2016
D.Earl (ball 6)
S.Griffiths (ball 4)
November 2016
S.Griffiths (ball 21)
TC Long (ball  7)
October 2016
TC Long (ball 7)
A. Stokes (ball 12)
September 2016
A. Bone (ball 14)
C.H. Chubb (ball 17)
August 2016
TC Long (ball 13)
K Wilson (ball 3)


VOLUNTEERING:
All the work at the Railway is carried out by Volunteer Members of the RVRSA.

We are an extremely friendly group and are on site every Sunday and the occasional Wednesday (please check prior to setting off). The work is currently being undertaken by a group of regular volunteers who have achieved nothing less than a minor miracle in transforming the site to the stage where operations are now firmly within sight.

It is fair to say that the Railway is at what is probably the most exciting period of its development since the Association was formed.

Why not consider joining the team? Come down, have a look around, if you like what you see and can feel you can help, we want you.

You don't need to be an expert on Railways, but if you are, great!

We don't expect you to commit all your free time to the railway, but be warned, it can be infectious....

More Generally the work on site varies from:

  • working within the shop to track laying
  • construction through to maintenance
  • carriage and engine renovation and reconstruction
  • helping out at events
  • gardening / landscaping
  • even Legal and Surveying skills would be welcome

Nothing is obligatory and all hands are welcome. “It’s a Great Place to Learn”

See Contact Us

To comply with insurance requirements, only paid up members are permitted to be active volunteers and work on the Railway or take part in any other Railway activity.


JOIN-UP TIME: GET READY NOW!
K&ESR will need some 9 trained volunteers based at Robertsbridge Junction Station to make the joined up railway operate effectively.They are calling for volunteers to train as stationmasters, platform staff, shop staff etc.

Training is free, and if you start now then as join-up day approaches you will be experienced and qualified to work at Robertsbridge, and first in line for the new posts.

Contact Jim Williams ( vrm@kesr.org.uk ) for training details.