Please note that Friends scheme memberships are not transferrable – they apply to the individual purchaser(s) only. If you would like to purchase a Friends scheme membership as a gift for someone else please ensure you have select a Gift option on the previous page.
Please ensure you have selected the correct membership level. If it is not you can go back to the Membership Levels page and reselect. Apart from the Life options, all levels are payable annually.
You can optionally add a gift amount to add to your initial subscription.
Because this is now an online Friends membership system you need to give yourself a Username and Password so you can return to it at any time (for example to update your address or email). You will be sent an email with login instructions when you complete your application.
The Username must to be unique to you and easy to remember so a suggestion is to use your surname followed by your birthday in digits – eg: if you are Jane Smith born on 9th March you could use smith0903. No spaces allowed.
You also need a Password. This can be letters, numbers and other characters. It should be at least 8 characters long and have at least one number and one upper-case letter – eg Ky23-us7D. Again no spaces allowed. Keep these safe.
Now enter your First Name and Last Name
If you have selected Joint Membership you will also be able to enter the name of the second person. You can optionally enter an email address for this second person but all correspondence will be though your primary email address. We would only use this second address if, for some reason, your primary email address stopped working.
If you are a UK taxpayer your membership fee qualifies for Gift Aid. This allows us to claim an extra £0.25 for every £1 from the UK Government. For this to happen we must have your name, first line of address and postcode as known by HMRC so please ensure the billing information below is correct in that respect.
If you are not applying for Life membership, your Friends membership expires after 12 months unless you renew it before the end of the period. You can set this to automatically renew. If you do this your credit/debit card will be charged annually on the date of your application. The system will advise you 30 days ahead of the renewal date that it will take a payment from your card. You can cancel this arrangement at any time.
We ask for name again here as sometimes the person paying is not the Friend This name and address will be used for all payment enquiries and should match the payment card.
Your card details will be held securely by Stripe, our card processor. If you have selected to renew automatically this card will be used for future payments. When your card approaches its expiry date you will be asked to update it in the system. We do not ourselves store the full details of your card.