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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.


Individual iconIndividual £10


Family iconFamily £15


Concession iconConcessions £5


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
Additional Names (Family)
Telephone Number (Optional)


* 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.


Cheque Book & PenIf 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)


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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 the Contact Us link at the bottom of this 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.

Thank you.


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Wondering how we use your data? You can find out more about how we use your personal information, and your rights, in the Privacy section of our website.



Fundraise with easyfundraising


It’s Easy and it raises Funds for us – it’s easyfundraising!

If you shop online, please do it through easyfundraising (just click on the logo above to register) and use it whenever you shop.

easyfundraising retailers & LinkOnce you’re registered, you just go to and then find the shop you want – including those shown here plus, Staples, B&Q, even and Eurostar for train tickets! Each retailer gives a percentage of what you spend back to FoPV – and it doesn’t cost you anything.

And then there’s EasySearch, which you’ll also have access to when you’ve registered. Use it instead of Google, and every search raises 0.01p. Not much, but it’s money for nothing – just using a different search engine!

Up until now the money raised has gone into the Shepherd Wheel Fund, but future payments will go into the Forge Dam Fund.

If you’re interested but want some help, use the Contact Us link below and our resident expert will guide you through the process.

You can also register your credit card with easyfundraising which will allow high street retailers to make small donations to FoPV.

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Contact Us


FoPV Online Media Manager: Mike Halliwell

Registered charity No. 1069865 (England & Wales)

Friends of the Porter Valley; Established 1994