The Birmingham Railcar Workgroup understands that there may be people out there who are interested in our activities (or may have enjoyed the fruits of our labour travelling on our vehicles) but for a variety of reasons are unable to contribute to our cause as volunteers. Yet you still may want to support us in other ways.
This appeal is designed for supporters of our group who are unable to help physically or financially. Many now purchase goods and services on the internet as part of everyday life and there is now a way of generating funds for the Birmingham Railcar Workgroup whilst not adding a penny to your purchase (it is similar to the well known Gift Aid scheme in that respect).
The concept is: by just accessing your chosen online site (be it Ebay, Amazon, Argos etc) through www.easyfundraising.org.uk rather than directly through your usual search engine or "favourites" link you can enable the online retailer to give a % of your purchase price to us, the BRCW Group. I'll repeat that this donation comes from the retailer; you pay exactly the same amount for your product as you would do normally, and you order it in exactly the same way.
The motivation for online companies to participate is that schemes like this actually attract business to them, whilst also benefitting the BRCW Group financially, providing much needed support keeping Class 104's alive. For someone who wants to support us but thinks that what they have to offer is unsuitable - this may well be the answer!