Kent and East Sussex Railway

Help Keep Us on Track

For more than 60 years the Kent and East Sussex Railway has brought joy and happy memories to thousands of visitors.

But in March 2020 COVID put paid to that…

Like everyone, the pandemic has affected us greatly. We lost over 80% of our expected visitors, together with our entire Santa Special programme – which normally funds our essential winter maintenance work.

Government guidance indicates that we shall miss running at Easter this year, which will mean losing another enormous chunk of our annual income.


We need as much help as possible to keep the railway going and have calculated we need to raise £100,000 this Spring to ensure our living museum survives for future generations to enjoy.

Thanks to your fantastic support, we have raised £62,443 towards our £100,000 target!

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Why every donation matters


To keep the railway safe and secure, each year we need to spend:


As a charity, we’re hugely grateful for all the donations we receive – can YOU help us to achieve our goal?

By donating today, you’ll be helping to continue making memories that matter.

You can donate in a number of ways:


By text message

Text KESR and the amount¹ to 70085  e.g.

to donate £2 text KESR 2 to 70085
to donate £5 text KESR 5 to 70085
to donate £10 text KESR 10 to 70085

or more!

By Post

Send a cheque payable to K&ESR to: Keep Us on Track, K&ESR, Tenterden Town Station, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6HE

If you’re a UK tax payer, including a completed Gift Aid Declaration enables the K&ESR to boost the value of your donation by 25p for every £1 you donate!

Steaming Ahead with Your Support

¹Texts cost your donation amount plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to donate but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text KESRNOINFO followed by a space and the donation amount e.g to donate £5 send KESRNOINFO 5 to 70085.  Texting KESR without a value to 70085, will default to a donation amount of £5.

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