Gift membership

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Red squirrel © Patrick Neaves

Gift membership

Membership of Cumbria Wildlife Trust is one of the best gifts I have ever received. I have spent the last year discovering new places and learning more about my local wildlife.

The gift that cares for nature

From just £3.50* a month (that's from just £42* for the year). Our last order date in time for Christmas delivery is 17 December, any orders recieved after this date will be processed in January.

By giving a gift membership you'll be supporting vital work for Cumbria's wildlife & wild places whilst treating your loved ones to wildlife magazines, guides and a host of other benefits throughout the year.  Wildlife has a special place in all our hearts. From owls to otters, and badgers and bees, being surrounded by the wonders of nature makes us happier and healthier.

Choose from family, joint, and individual gift memberships. Order a gift membership *based on Individual membership.

A woman in red top looking through binoculars outside in nature - copyright Terry Whittaker 2020VISION

© Terry Whittaker/2020VISION

What your gift recipient will get inside their membership welcome pack

A gift membership is the perfect present for any nature lover! They'll get:

  • A free welcome pack of information about their local wildlife and how they can get involved (sent out within approximately two to three weeks to either yourself or the recipient.)
  • A free nature reserve guide detailing information about all of Cumbria Wildlife Trust's nature reserves.
  • Cumbrian Wildlife magazine three times a year & the accompanying What's On guide, which lists all our events for them to get involved with. Click here to view a sample copy of Cumbrian Wildlife magazine.
  • Email updates about wildlife around the county & news from behind the scenes at the Trust, including a bi-monthly long-read article, Cumbrian Wildlife Extra, that gives them greater insight into an area of our work
  • Access to Wildlife Trust Nature Reserves around the UK
  • 100's of events & conservation days to take part in every year
  • Invitations for special member-only events, many of which are held on our nature reserves
  • Membership card
  • Wildlife themed car sticker
  • Opportunity to get involved in a local group
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© Katrina Martin/2020VISION

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Redwing © Margaret Holland

How a gift membership helps nature

A Cumbria Wildlife Trust gift membership makes a real contribution to saving nature and special wildlife places in your local patch.

The needs for funds is ever present - we simply would not be able to continue our vital work without membership income.

  • A gift membership helps to buy and care for nature reserves in Cumbria.
  • It helps the Trust to inspire the next generation of wildlife conservationists.
  • It helps the Trust tackle some of the biggest threats to Cumbria's wildlife.
  • Being part of The Wildlife Trust movement gives Cumbria Wildlife Trust the driving force to stand up for wildlife and nature conservation on a national scale too.
Hedgehog in autumn leaves. copyright jon hawkins - surrey hill photography

Hedgehog © Jon Hawkins - Surrey Hill Photography

Robin in snow -COPYRIGHT Alexander Mustard 2020VISION

Robin in snow © Alexander Mustard/2020VISION

Every single one of our members contributes to helping nature in Cumbria.

Here are just a few examples of the work that our members helped make possible over 2021-2022:

  • 37.01kmof wildlife habitats cared for.
  • 1.9kmof upland wetlands restored, locking in 226 tonnes of carbon per year.
  • 18,633 pollinator-friendly trees planted.
  • 48,650 wildflower plug plants grown in our nursery.
  • 20 educational workshops delivered to 685 children.
  • 81 herring gull chicks, 45 great black-backed gull chicks & a single black-headed gull chick fledged thanks to the installation of a high-grade anti-predator fence.
  • Surveyed our nature reserves for ash dieback disease.
  • 800 samples of local sustainable seafood given out at events & food festivals. 
  • New signage, interpretation & improved trail markers at South Walney Nature Reserve.
Bluebells at Barkbooth Lot Nature Reserve

The gift that cares for Cumbria's wildlife & wild places.

Order that someone special a gift membership today 

Family birdwatching in a bluebell woods - copyright Tom Marshall

© Tom Marshall

Want to talk to us about gift membership? Email our membership team or call 01539 816328 Lines open 9am-5pm, Monday to Thursday.