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HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT THE BACUP NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY  As with all businesses and charities facing an uncertain future due to the huge rise in utility costs, we need our supporters now  more than ever to ensure our continued survival  and your donations and support really do make a difference. Your donations ensure we can continue to care for our collections, run exhibitions and events, and provide school visits and family activities. Please don’t just see us as somewhere to donate great aunt Nellie’s old teapot or a place where  forgotten objects reside. The NAT’s collections which have been gathered together since 1878  provide an invaluable, comprehensive  insight into Bacup’s past, how our Bacupian ancestors worked, rested  and played. Although we have previously applied and been successful in receiving small grants from the Bacup and Stacksteads Community Forum, we receive no regular funding from Rossendale Borough Council or Lancashire County Council; and although we have previously applied for one off project funding from local and national grant-giving bodies such as the National Lottery Heritage Fund this has not been possible over the last four years. By supporting us through an annual membership, one-off donation, regular giving through one of our  patron and friends schemes, or by becoming a sponsor or volunteer, you will help to secure the future of this eclectic and unique Bacup treasure.

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MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS Our annual memberships are due on 1st April and we hope as many as possible can pay their memberships  on that date.  This year 2023- 2024 we haven’t increased our membership fees but have withdrawn the senior’s rate, family rate and life membership rate, making all adult memberships : £15 per annum and child memberships Free. Our Patron and Friends scheme  ( detailed opposite) is open to anyone who wishes to make a larger donation. To join please download and complete the membership form and either email it to us or post to Memberships Bacup Natural History Society 24 Yorkshire Street, Bacup OL13 9AE. GIFT AID Gift Aid offers an additional way to support the Museum at no extra cost to you. If you are a UK Tax payer, using Gift Aid means that for every £1 you give we get an extra 25 pence from the government, helping to make your gift go even further. For example: Your donation: £100 Gift Aid from Government: £25 Total Value of your gift: £125 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS INCLUDE: 12 months Free entry to the museum, exhibits and events. Invitation to Special Pre-Event Viewings   10% Off Special Event Publications, Printed Photos & DVD’s. Quarterly monthly newsletter. Invitation to the Annual General Meeting with voting rights. After three months of membership, members are allowed to borrow books from the Nat library. Access to full collection of Nat Archive documents (restricted access to non-members).
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PATRONS & FRIENDS Our Patrons and Friends scheme has been running for a few years now and guarantees a regular monthly income for the Nat. Patrons pay £120.00 per year and Friends pay £60.00 per year. Either monthly or annually whichever suits the donor. The additional income from this scheme contributes greatly to our finances for which we are very grateful.   As a Patron or Friend in addition to the membership benefits shown  opposite you will also receive : A special invitation to our annual patron and friends day where as a patron you will be invited to bring along four other family members or friends at no charge for a guided tour and free refreshments. Four free downloads per year from our  Rossendale Newspaper Archive. Friends of the Nat will be invited to bring two family members or friends for a guided tour and free refreshments and two free downloads per year from our Rossendale Newspaper Archive. Full acknowledgement of your contribution will also appear on our quarterly newsletter and on our Patron and Friends list which you can find on our website. To find out more please email us
LEGACIES & BEQUESTS   If you have enjoyed your visits to the museum why not consider leaving us a gift in your will. A gift in your will no matter how small will allow us to continue our work for future generations and have a lasting impact on the development of the museum, helping us to meet the needs of the local community and new audiences. There are several ways you can leave money to the museum in your will: • A pecuniary gift: a fixed sum of money decided by you. • A residuary gift: the amount of the whole or portion of your estate after other legacies, inheritance tax and expenses have been paid. • A specific gift: a bequest of specific personal possessions. • In-memory donations in lieu of flowers or via collections in support of the Bacup Natural History Society are also another option. If you are interested in discussing options please contact the museum or speak with your solicitor, when you may be asked for the following information: Charity name: Bacup Natural History Society Our registered address is 24 Yorkshire Street, Bacup, Lancashire  OL13 9AE. Our registered charity number is 1054767 (CIO Registered in England & Wales)
Volunteer with us Volunteers are the heart of our museum. We are always on the lookout for volunteers. As a volunteer with us you will learn about our collections and Bacup’s fascinating history. Please call in and see us or email or more information.
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Sponsor Us If you don’t have the ability to support us financially at this time or the time to volunteer, why not consider assisting us in another way. If you think you have another service which could benefit the museum we would love to hear from you.