At the beginning of the year we decided to assess our household outgoings. We had been paying our National Trust membership for around three years, and neither of us could remember the last time we used it. While we think it’s a great charity to support, our location isn’t the best for quick trips to NT properties and events and so we weren’t really using our memberships often enough.
We did still want to support a charity or good cause though and we still wanted that cause to be supportive of the great outdoors. With that in mind, we decided on The Wildlife Trusts. Our local trust, somewhat unsurprisingly, is the Lancashire Wildlife Trust and one of their main bases is about 10 minutes drive from our house.
The added bonus to joining when we did was that they were offering half price membership, but even full price is next to nothing and completely worthwhile.
Prices for 2017 are just £2 per month for individuals and couples, and from £3 per month for families, which includes up to four children. To take a closer look at the membership options, head over to the Wildlife Trusts website here and find your local trust.
What’s in the welcome pack?
I wasn’t really expecting much in the way of a ‘welcome pack’, considering the amount our membership costs. When it arrived after just a few days though I was quite (pleasantly) surprised!
Welcome pack contents
Included in the pack is:
- Lancashire Wildlife Trusts Nature Reserves Guide
- Winter issue of Lapwing – the LWT magazine
- Wild bird food catalogue, useful for keeping our feathered friends full over the colder months
- What’s On guide
In addition to this, another package arrived addressed to the children. We haven’t opened it with them yet though. I’m going to wait until the weekend and see if I can do a quick unopening video with them. I’m really interested to see what’s inside – and what they really think of it!
Do you donate to a charity or good cause? Or do you perhaps pay a membership similar to The Wildlife Trust?