Become a Marra – Join Friends of Durham Miners' Gala


The Durham Miners' Gala is the world's greatest celebration of community values and working-class culture.

For more than a century it was paid for by the working miners of the Durham Coalfield. It is their gift to us all.

Today, it is funded by our Marras, who make contributions throughout the year. Without the Marras, the Gala would not happen. The growth of the Gala over recent years is driving up the costs of hosting the free event.

Please join us, become a Marra, and help ensure the Gala survives, and thrives, and is here to inspire generations to come. 

We welcome one-off donations of any size to help fund the Durham Miners Gala.

But if you become a Marra by signing up for £2 a month/ £24 a year or more, you will receive:

● A Marras card with your name on it by post within 21 days of signing up

● A Gala brochure ahead of the Durham Miners’ Gala

Priority booking to Marras events at Redhills: Durham Miners Hall

● Access to exclusive merch (including a Marras enamel badge)

● Other exclusive offers, including signed prints

● A 20 per cent discount on official Durham Miners Gala camping


Donate monthly Donate yearly


Chip in by making a one-off donation to the Gala fund.


One off donation


You can also get a year's gift subscription to Friends of Durham Miners' Gala and make your friend or loved one a Marra for just £24.


Gift subscription

Other ways to join:

You can download a Direct Debit mandate and return it to us via freepost, or send a cheque made payable to "Friends of Durham Miners' Gala", to the following address:

Freepost, RTKC-EALS-HJKK, Friends of the Durham Miners’ Gala, Miners’ Hall, Flass Street, Durham DH1 4BE

Thank you for supporting the Durham Miners' Gala.