Robin Worsley, who volunteers at Stourhead writes: The majority of National Trust members are unaware of the existence of the National Trust Association. We form a network across the National Trust. We are independent with a common constitution approved by the National Trust which we support but are not a part. The Associations promote the work of the National Trust and make membership and volunteering more enjoyable, allowing their members to share their interests with like-minded people in their area.
We run an organised year long programme of talks, trips to National Trust or other properties, holidays, social events and walks allowing members to make friends learn about the National Trust and its properties and raise money to support its work.
Our Association serves an area from Shaftesbury to Crewkerne and Sturminster Newton to Castle Cary.
We produce a Spring Newsletter in January containing details of the functions and trips during the summer. Bookings are opened on March 1st at random with no priority for early applications.
The Autumn Newsletter contains details of our Autumn/Winter functions and talks which are held in the Digby Hall, Hound street, Sherborne at 2.30 on Saturday afternoons. Entrance is £3.00 for members and Visitors are welcome for a charge of £5. Tea/Coffee and biscuits included.
It is not necessary to be a member of the National Trust to join single £5 or £8 at the same address.
Further details https://BVYNTassoc.wordpress.com