Subscribe or Donate to the Diamond Jubilee Appeal

This page is advice for those who would like to choose to either subscribe or donate to The Diamond Jubilee Appeal.

Becoming a Subscriber

The subscriptions run for 60 months at the amount you have chosen to give per month. To sign up you need to complete a STANDING ORDER at your bank - but we've made this easy for you to do. You just download the subscriber form, complete it, and send it off BY POST to the address shown on it. We're doing it this way as it's safer - we do not want your bank details on the Internet - SO DON'T E-MAIL THE FORM. We are not doing a Direct Debit, as once you have signed up, the subscription amounts are fixed, so a Standing Order is best.

Please fill in all the address details. We would like to be able to get in touch with you, and to do that we would like your address, telephone number and e-mail address.

Make sure you choose the right subscription for you - remember you can only get an FR share with a Silver, plus the share, the book , the footplate ride, and plus membership of both societies only comes with a Gold. Details of benefits are listed at the foot of this page.

GIFT AID : The government will give back tax paid by UK taxpayers from charitable donations made by cheque or bankers order to the FR Trust. The extra benefit to the appeal that this money brings is considerable. Please will you take a moment to fill in these details on your form, in order to qualify for this extra boost. For those paying Higher Rate Tax, you get back the difference between high and low rates!

Some people like to pay by LUMP SUM - it gets it all out of the way quickly, with no administration. We like that too, so if you want to pay by lump sum - fill in that section on the Subscribers' form. Please remember that you have to be a subscriber to get the benefits, and benefits are only available if your payments are up to date.

Making a Donation

Some people don't want the fuss of becoming a Subscriber, or they don't want to give on a regular basis. If that's you, and you just want to give something to help the Diamond Jubilee Appeal along, then download the donation form and complete it according to the instructions. Any donation you make, large or small is welcome. If you pay income tax, please fill in the details for gift aid, as it increases your donation to the railway by up to one-quarter.

Bronze Subscription

Contribution: £25.00 per month by standing order for 60 months.
As a Phase 5 Bronze subscriber you will receive:
•5 years membership of the WHR or FfR Society.
•A bronze Phase 5 medallion.
•A specially-made Phase 5 DVD.
•An annual tour of the project to inspect progress.
•Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland poster map.
•A new 'Story of the WHR Restoration' booklet.

Silver Subscription

Contribution: £25.00 per month by standing order for 60 months.
As a Phase 5 Silver subscriber you will receive:
•5 years membership of the WHR or FfR Society.
•A silver Phase 5 medallion.
•A specially-made Phase 5 DVD.
•An annual tour of the project to inspect progress.
•Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland poster map.
•'Story of the WHR Restoration' booklet.
•Participation in the statutory FR Co. 'Share for Life' scheme.

Gold Subscription

Contribution : £100.00 per month by standing order for 60 months.
As a Phase 5 Gold subscriber you will receive:
•5 years membership of both Societies.
•A gold Phase 5 medallion.
•A specially-made Phase 5 DVD.
•An annual tour of the project to inspect progress.
•Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland poster map.
•'Story of the WHR Restoration' booklet.
•Participation in the statutory FfR Co. 'Share for Life' scheme.
•A signed copy of 'Welsh Highland Renaissance'.
•A footplate ride, with a choice of FR or WHR.