From the Trust’s inception 30 years ago, our Covenantors have provided the funds to build Tornado. Much of the locomotive as you see it today has been funded by this means – a lot of people contributing a small amount on a regular basis. Since completion, our Covenantors have provided essential support to keep the locomotive in tip-top condition and operating on the mainline. Now you too can be a part of this incredible story. Tornado is nearing the next planned overhaul and donations from our Covenantors are more vital than ever.
HMRC replaced Deeds of Covenants with Gift Aid at the beginning of the century but our supporters still call themselves Covenantors as a badge of honour! As a registered charity, this enables The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust to claim back from HMRC the tax that you have already paid on your donations. For example, for every £10.00 that you donate, we could claim an additional £2.50, making your contribution worth £12.50.
In recognition of their support, Covenantors receive:
- A print of Tornado
- Access to view Tornado at all reasonable times
- The Trust’s journal and newsletters on a regular basis
- The opportunity to attend the Trust’s Annual Convention (an event not to be missed!)
- Special supporters’ day with Tornado
For further information download our regular donation/covenant scheme leaflet.