Membership & Support
We would like to welcome you as a member of the FoPV. By joining, you will be helping to support activities such as our volunteer days in the valley, and of course the many expenses that a large group such as ours encounters.
You can join the FoPV using PayPal here
Part of your annual membership includes a quarterly Newsletter. You can download this from our website, however if you would like to have a hard copy delivered instead please let us know by changing the option on the application form.
Please select the 'Type' of membership you require, and tell us if you can treat this as Gift Aid*.
For 'Family' memberships please include the names of the other Family Members.
* Gift Aid
Fundraising is a big part of FOPV life and one easy way of doing this is by allowing us to collect Gift Aid from your subscription. If you use the Pay Pal method of payment above please tick this box to confirm you are willing to allow the FoPV to do this. Gift Aid is then reclaimed by the FoPV from the tax you pay for the current tax year. Your address is needed to identify you as a current UK taxpayer.
Pressing the submit button when making your payment is taken as your confirmation and agreement with this statement;
"I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year it is my responsibility to pay any difference."
If you are not a UK taxpayer, or for any other reason you are not happy for us to do this, please ensure there is no 'tick' in the box before pressing the submit button.
Please notify the FoPV if you:
want to cancel this declaration
change your name or home address
no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains
If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self-Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.
If you would prefer to use a cheque please download the membership form here, fill it in (including phone number and email address) and return it with your cheque to the address on the form.
(You can also use this form to set up a Standing Order)
Remembering FoPV in your Will
We all have different priorities for family, friends and good causes that we might be able to help when we die.
If you think that it might be appropriate to include The Friends of Porter Valley as one of the beneficiaries of your estate please get advice from your solicitor when writing your will. If you would like to discuss this in confidence, please contact our Treasurer, David Young, in the first instance. David can be contacted via our Contact Page.
You might be interested to know that leaving 10% or more of a net estate to a charity will mean that the rest of the estate will be taxed at 36% instead of 40%.
If you wish to change an existing will it is easy to make a Codicil to add a legacy for a beneficiary. You can download a Codicil for this purpose with details already completed for The Friends of the Porter Valley and some guidance notes.