Somerset Wildlife Trust

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Become a Patron of Somerset Wildlife Trust

Why become a Patron?

As a Patron you will have the opportunity to enjoy a close and special relationship with Somerset Wildlife Trust and its work, meeting people involved and getting behind the scenes.

In appreciation of your generous support, we are pleased to offer you:

  • Exclusive invitations for you and your guest to events around the county and beyond, to see work in progress and the end results
  • An opportunity to meet our Chief Executive Officer at the annual Patrons’ lunch to learn of our future plans and to feedback your thoughts on our work
  • Bespoke updates about Somerset Wildlife Trust’s work
  • A complimentary copy of the twice-yearly magazine, Somerset Wildlife
  • Acknowledgement of your support on our website, in our Annual Report and Accounts and on our website and anonymity if you prefer.


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Georgia Stokes


As Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Chief Executive Officer explains,

“I am acutely aware of the importance of our Patrons’ scheme. Not only do we want to build a group of our closest supporters but thanks to their generosity, we will be able to take on new challenges every year.

I look forward to meeting Patrons each year at our annual lunch and hearing their views on our plans and the future of the charity. The committed support of this group of donors is central to our future success.

I therefore hope you will consider supporting Somerset Wildlife Trust as a Patron and I look forward to welcoming you to the scheme”.

Georgia Stokes, Chief Executive 



Be at the heart of our work

For over 50 years, Somerset Wildlife Trust has been working to ensure Somerset is a wildlife-rich county. Through the Trust’s own nature reserves, and working with landowners and local communities, the county’s wild landscapes and fragile habitats are being restored and maintained for the benefit of wildlife and people. With the effects of climate change and species decline, our work is even more relevant today that it was when the Trust was founded, hence the introduction of a new Patron scheme.

As a Patron you will help us continue to:

  • Ensure Somerset has a working landscape that has nature at its heart, where both people and wildlife can thrive
  • Use our specialist knowledge to manage and restore our nature reserves for a diverse range of wildlife
  • Act as a catalyst and inspiration for local communities and organisations to work together in achieving this vision for Somerset
  • Involve people of all ages and backgrounds in our work to improve their health and wellbeing by connecting them with nature

You can become a Patron of Somerset Wildlife Trust for just £83 a month or £1,000 a year, and if you Gift Aid your subscription, your donation will go even further at no extra cost to you. There is also the option of becoming a Patron for Life and jointly with your partner.


Individual Patrons

Joint Patrons**

£1,000/ year 


£83*/ month 



          Life Patronage           

 Joint life Patronage**




*amount if paid by Direct Debit

** if living at the same address

Donate and become a Patron

To enjoy a close and special relationship with Somerset Wildlife Trust. Please download an application form here and return it to Patrons Manager Lucy Marsh at Somerset Wildlife Trust, 34 Wellington Road, Taunton, Somerset TA1 5AW. Lucy will then be in touch to confirm your Patronage and welcome you to the scheme.

If you would like to renew an existing Patronage, please contact Lucy on 01823 652441 or email .

Thank you to all our Patrons

We would like to thank all our Patrons including those who wish to remain anonymous for their invaluable support of Somerset Wildlife Trust. Your help enables the Trust to take on new challenges every year.

Life Patrons: Tim and Dede Sanderson
Annual Patrons: Dudley Cheesman; Richard Denton-Cox; Brigadier John Deverell; Henry Hoare; James Hughes-Hallett; Robin Levien; Jean Mantle; Rohan and Lily Masson-Taylor; Caroline Rathbone; Patricia Stainton, Robert Unwin, and Professor Neil and Doctor Sarah Williams.