17th March 2021 was the one year anniversary of the day we closed our building due to Covid.
To thank all Friends and Members who have continued to support us throughout this difficult period, everyone who has renewed their subscription between 17th March 2020 and 17th March 2021 will automatically receive a free full year extension.
Two years for the price of one!
For example, if your membership would normally expire in July 2021 it will be extended for free until July 2022.
Due to Covid restrictions, we have been unable to provide our usual range of services to Members and Friends. Last year the Management Committee decided to extend subscriptions (Members and Friends) automatically after lock-down for those who continued to support us.
Here are a couple of examples of how the scheme works:
- If you paid your annual subscription just after lock down started on 20th March 2020, your expiry date will be 20th March 2022 instead of 20th March 2021 – giving you a free years membership.
- If you paid your annual subscription just before lockdown started on 15th March 2020 you would have been due to renew on 15th March 2021. If you did renew on 15th March 2021, your membership expiry data was automatically extended from 15th March 2022 to 15th March 2023 – again giving you a free years membership.
This mechanism ensures all members and friends will be treated in exactly the same way and everyone will receive one whole year free subscription irrespective of the point in the year at which they pay their subscriptions.
We are grateful for all the support we have received and if anyone wishes to pay as usual between 17th March 2021 and 17th March 2022, we will gratefully receive the subscription as a donation.