Friends of Ashridge – Membership
The Friends of Ashridge annual subscription is now due. If you wish to join or renew your membership, please download and complete this form (subscription.pdf) and return it with a cheque for the appropriate amount to the address shown below by the end of May.
The subscription is £8.00/person which gives each member two editions of the Friends of Ashridge newsletter and discounted prices for a number of events and activities on the Ashridge Estate.
These funds are used to support the work of the National Trust and volunteers at Ashridge – a locally funded historic estate – for the purchase of equipment and services and especially the provision of free-to-use mobility vehicles for those with walking difficulties to use on specially prepared estate routes.
A little Extra – If you wish to add a little extra to your subscription, please do so, and insert the appropriate amount in box provided.
Gift Aid – Like many other charitable organisations, we want to get the best value from subscriptions and donations. So the subscription form this year includes the option to allow us take your £8 – on which you have already paid tax – and reclaim the basic rate tax from HM Revenue and Customs on its ‘gross’ equivalent – the amount before basic rate tax was deducted. Currently the tax amounts to £2 – so your £8 could become £10!
All this is at no cost to you and a great deal of benefit to the Ashridge Estate – an unusual case of win-win!
While you rejoice in this little victory over HMRC I would like to point out that we have also included the opportunity for you to ‘top up’ the amount you send with your subscription on which we would be able to reclaim basic rate tax in the same way. The amount, if any, is entirely up to you!
Here is some more information about the Friends of Ashridge especially as an active volunteer