Keeping old buses alive takes bus loads of time, effort, passion and funds.








Supporters Open Days 2024


Your chance to see TV&GWOT’s latest activities and find yourself a niche to help the Trust progress….


                Devon – Sunday 28 January

Berkshire – Sunday 3 March


Pre-booking is essential so please email supporters@tvagwot.org.uk for more information and to reserve a place.

Want to come but not yet a Supporter?  Just scroll down for joining details.

Our Supporters' Group helps the Trust in a variety of ways. From assisting with the restoration and maintenance of vehicles to helping the public at our running days, the Supporters play a vital role in so many aspects of the Trust's charitable work.

Supporters come from all walks of life and span the generations, each bringing different skills, talents and interests to the group. In turn, they gain valuable skills and satisfaction from their many and varied roles.

They are based all over the country, but regularly convene at our events and our two bases in Berkshire and South Devon.

If you would like to play a part in helping the Trust - however big or small, regular or occasional - the Supporters look forward to welcoming you to the group.

Becoming a Supporter

As a Supporter you will enjoy several exclusive benefits of working closely with the Trust.

You will receive our quarterly magazine, To and fro' to keep you in touch with Trust news, vehicles, events and opportunities to get involved. Each magazine is richly illustrated, and also features historical articles and discussions to further your interests.

You will be able to volunteer for a wide range of Trust activities should you wish, and learn new skills as you go. As well as opportunities to work on vehicles and help at public events, we have a significant archive and museum facility to maintain.

There is also a thriving social element to the Supporters, offering the opportunity to make new friends across the country
whether at events, in working groups or through the dialogue in our magazine To and fro’.

If you'd like to become a Supporter of the Trust, and help to keep these historic vehicles alive and available to the public, please complete the supporter application form online, or in Word or pdf format.

The Supporters’ year runs from June to May. For new Supporters joining from April onwards (e.g. after 1 April 2023) the year runs to the following May (e.g. to 31 May 2024).

A year as a Trust Supporter could also be the perfect gift for a like-minded friend or family member. 

The completed application form can be submitted online or by email with payment made via Paypal from the button below (suggested minimum donation is £26) OR the form can be printed and posted with a cheque. If you prefer to donate by bank transfer, please contact TV&GWOT for details.

To make your supporter’s donation using Paypal click the ‘Donate’ button:

Renewing your support

The TV&GWOT supporters’ year runs from June to May. If you have been a supporter in 2022/23, you’ll know just how active TV&GWOT has been with its programme of events celebrating our transport heritage as well as working groups for the archive and vehicle restoration. The interest and enjoyment obviously takes time and funds to sustain so we hope that one way or another you will wish to continue your support.

Given current economic pressures we have not increased the suggested minimum donation despite rising costs for the Trust.  We hope this enables your continued support and, if you are able, additional donations will be gratefully received and put to good use.

You can now renew your support to continue through to May 2024 and as a 2023/24 supporter, you will receive issues 33 – 36 of To and Fro’ with the opportunity to be involved in TV&GWOT’s growing range of activities online and in the real world. You can renew in various ways:

By PayPal:

Just click on the ‘donate’ button above and make your 2023/24 donation via PayPal (£26 minimum suggested). Please enter “2023/24 supporter renewal” in the notes field.

By post:

Send a cheque payable to “TV&GWOT” (£26 minimum suggested) to TV&GWOT Supporters, 41 Cross Gates Close, Bracknell RG12 9TY. Please print your name and “2023/24 supporter renewal” on the rear.

By bank transfer:

Contact TV&GWT for details

There is no need to complete an application form unless your details have changed.  If you have any queries about the renewal process, or would like to get involved in other areas of the Trust’s activities, please contact Peter Nicholls, the Supporters’ Coordinator at: supporters@tvagwot.org.uk.



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