Support Us!


For for a modest subscription (£10 for the year for the year ending 31 December 2021) you can join us and become part of our exciting project to reinstate this historic railway line.  For only £120 you can join for life! As a member you’ll be supporting our work and you’ll receive our newsletter so that you are kept up to date with progress and you will be invited to join us when we hold events.

 To join us:

  1. Complete and return this Membership and Gift Aid Form.
  2. Send the form to the address shown, along with your remittance OR
  3. e-mail a copy of the completed form to   and pay your subscription directly into our bank account using the details given below.

The current membership subscription is £10. Life membership may be conferred on donors contributing £120 or more in any membership year or who have rendered great service to the Trust. We have Gift Aid status with HMRC.  If you are a UK taxpayer please complete the Gift Aid section of the form.


If you would like to donate to our cause without becoming a member,  you may pay directly into our bank account using the details given below. Please advise us of your gift by e-mail so we are able to identify your contribution. If you are a tax payer please Gift Aid your donation.

Gift Aid for UK Tax Payers
If you are a UK tax payer please complete and send us the Gift Aid form (link above) – it significantly increases the value of your donation to us at no extra cost to you!

Paying By Cheque

Please send a cheque made payable to “Leiston Works Railway” to:

Leiston Works Railway

c/o 5 Woodlands, Leiston,

IP16 4BT

Paying On-line

For on-line payments our account details are:

  • Barclays, Leiston
  • Sort Code:   20-98-07
  • Account Name: Leiston Works Railway
  • Account No: 83680274

Please notify us by e-mail us when making an on-line payment



100 Club

There is also a members-only “100 Club” to boost LWRT funds.  For mulitples of £12 (limit of 5), balls can be entered in a monthly draw for 12 consecutive months.  Half of the proceeds goes in prizes and the remaining half (less expenses) goes to the Trust.  The 100 Club is administered by the Friends of the Leiston Railway and further details may be obtained by e mailing:



We hold frequent working parties mainly on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  These are held either at our workshop or at the track bed.  Projects we are working on include “Jumbo” the Brake van, the 1869 Great Eastern carriage and of course, track-laying. .  Contact us or check the Friends of the Leiston Railway Facebook page for updates.


Purchasing through Amazon

If you make purchases using Amazon, you can now name us as your favoured charity to receive 0.5% of the price!

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