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Three Reasons To Donate To The National Trust
- If you believe in the work that the National Trust does in preserving the UK’s most important heritage sites, then you should make a donation or purchase an annual membership. Not only will you be helping keep the country’s heritage sites protected but you will get free entry to all National Trust sites and free parking with your annual membership.
- A National Trust Membership would make for a special gift idea for someone. If you know someone who loves nature then either buying them a membership or one of the gifts from the online shop is bound to make them happy. Not only will the money you have spent on them go towards a good cause, but the gift you have given will be unforgettable.
- Be a part of something bigger. Join with 4.5 million other people in becoming a member of the National Trust. The money you are donating may seem small but when it is put together with the millions of other people who are all contributing it becomes something much bigger.
About The National Trust
The National Trust is a charity that was founded by thee people in 1895. These three individuals saw how important it is to preserve the UK’s great heritage of open spaces so that everyone can enjoy them. More than a century later these ideals are still central to everything the National Trust does. The charity continues to look after many special places located throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The National Trust depends on the income it earns from membership fees, donations and legacies as well as income the organisation earns from its commercial operations. The National Trust is the largest membership organisation in the UK and is one of the country’s largest charities.
Making sure special sites are protected
The National Trust has more than 4.5 million members and an astonishing 62,000 people volunteer. Over 20 million people have visited the organisation pay entry properties while it is estimated that more than 100 million people have visited the National Trust’s open air properties. The National Trust protects as many as 350 historic houses, ancient monuments and gardens, making them available to the general public. The organisation also takes care of forests, farmland, beaches, moorland, and many other important sites of interest. Many of these sites are owned outright making the National Trust one of the largest landowners in the UK, as a result most of the sites are open to the public free of charge.