Find out about

  • becoming a Friend
  • renewing your membership
  • updating your details.

Membership runs until 31st December.


Please continue to the Membership Form where you can renew your membership and update your details. Details of ways to pay are on the form.


By becoming a Friend, you will not only be giving us valuable financial support, you will also have the opportunity to get involved in the work of keeping history afloat.

Friends can choose from two types of membership:

  • Sole Membership at £15 per year: for individual members aged 18 or over.
  • Joint/Family Membership at £25 per year: for two members (one must be aged 18 or over) living at the same address. Any number of family members under the age of 18 may be included at no additional cost.

Our Membership Year runs from 1st January to 31st December. Your first renewal will be due on 1st January following the date you join.

What do you get if you join us?

  • Welcome Information
    As soon as we receive your application and payment we will send you a Welcome email with more information about your membership, about The Friends of Raymond, and about ways you can make the most of becoming a Friend. If you are joint members (both over 18) and you give us an email address for each of you, we will contact you both.
  • Newsletters
    We aim to publish newsletters three times a year. As well as topical news and reports on our activities, FoR News carries the latest information on our events calendar and occasional, longer features. We distribute our newsletters in PDF format, by email.
  • Opportunities to get involved
    Your support as a Friend is important to us whether you choose to get involved or not, but our Friends who volunteer can testify that it is an enjoyable, sociable, and fulfilling activity. We will send you emails with news of volunteering opportunities which include helping with events, general maintenance, and moving the boats. No particular experience is necessary, just a willingness to help. And if you come along, you can be sure that we will make you very welcome. Our Friends are also our friends.

To join now

Please go to the Membership Form where you can complete your application. Details of ways to pay are on the form. Before you pay, we ask you to consider Gift Aiding your payment – there are full details about Gift Aid on the form.