Join a National Trust Supporter Group and help Basildon Park

A group having a laugh on a visit to Igthham Mote

Across the country thousands of our most dedicated supporters meet on a regular basis as part of a National Trust Centre or Association. Made up of National Trust members and volunteer card holders, these groups promote our work within their local area and raise money for conservation and development projects through all kinds of events.

Here our local groups have donated thousands of pounds in recent years to projects such as the conservation treatment of two pole screens in the Green Drawing Room and purchase of roses for the garden and provided funds to allow us to repair our two Victorian pig pens and turn them into picnic areas.

As well as playing a vital role in supporting our work, these groups also offer their members the chance to share unique experiences and find out more about our places with like-minded people. Activities typically range from listening to expert talks and attending behind-the-scenes tours to exploring Trust places further afield on day coach trips or a relaxing holiday.

We’d like to say a big thank you to our local groups for their continued support, but would also encourage you to take a look at the groups near you here. Groups welcome new members and would be delighted to share their diary plans for 2016 with you.

Join a local group and get together with other National Trust members and volunteers. Share experiences including expert talks, relaxing holidays or specially organised events.

Local supporter groups include:


West front of Basildon Park

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Find out all about our volunteering opportunities at Basildon Park.