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Family Membership (Direct Debit)

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Family Membership – Direct Debit

Family Membership includes 2 adults (each with full voting rights) and up to 3 children including age 18 in full-time education and all family members must live at the same address.

One adult will be the primary contact who will receive all correspondence. The primary adult will need to provide their full name, address, date of birth and contact details on the application form. Remaining family members are required to provide their full name and date of birth.

BDS family members receive: 

  • Quarterly magazine, Deer, packed with articles and information from the experts.
  • Optional membership of one or more local BDS branches offering talks, demonstrations, support, advice, and activity days.
  • Chance to take part in surveys and research.
  • Opportunity to take part in competitions, auctions and prize draws.
  • Opportunity to join our member’s training and mentor scheme.

Direct Debit Members paying by direct debit must allow 6 full working days for their payment to be collected before we can confirm and issue your membership pack and number.

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Welcome to the British Deer Society’s Family Membership – a comprehensive package tailored for families passionate about deer and wildlife. Our Family Membership caters to 2 adults, each with full voting rights, and up to 3 children, including those aged 18 in full-time education, living under the same roof.

The primary adult, serving as the main contact, will enjoy access to all correspondence. To initiate the application process, the primary adult needs to provide essential details, including their full name, address, date of birth, and contact information. The remaining family members only need to provide their full name and date of birth. As part of the membership, each family member has the option to receive an individual membership card, complete with a unique membership number.

As valued BDS family members, you gain access to:

Your Membership Unlocks:

📖 Deer Magazine: Immerse yourself in the latest knowledge and insights from the field, each quarter.

🌐 Local Branch Membership: Dive into a community of like-minded enthusiasts with optional access to local BDS branches, offering support, advice, and activity days.

📊 Surveys and Research Participation: Be a crucial part of shaping the future of deer conservation through active involvement in surveys and research initiatives.

📸 Member’s Photo Competitions: Showcase your passion for deer through captivating visuals and stand a chance to be featured in BDS publications.

👥 Training and Mentor Scheme: Elevate your understanding with exclusive access to member’s training and mentorship opportunities.

🎉 Prize Draws and Internet Auctions: Experience the thrill of winning exclusive prizes through exciting draws and auctions.

💌 Deerbytes Newsletter: Stay informed and entertained with our regular email newsletter, “Deerbytes,” delivering the latest news, events, and updates directly to your inbox.

By becoming a BDS member, you play a crucial role in supporting our mission to educate and inspire everyone about deer through training, education, and research.

Direct Debit
Please allow 6 full working days for payment processing before we confirm and issue your membership pack and number.

Renewal and Payment Details:
Annual Direct Debit renewals occur shortly after the joining date. Memberships are valid for 12 months, payable annually or in convenient monthly instalments. Monthly Direct Debit payers receive advance notice via email.

Failure to meet instalment payments will result in membership lapse, with opportunities provided to settle outstanding payments and continue enjoying membership benefits.

Gift Aid Declaration:
Maximize your contribution by allowing us to claim tax back through Gift Aid. As a UK taxpayer, for every £1 you give, we can claim an additional 25p from the Inland Revenue. Simply select ‘Yes’ on the form, confirming your UK taxpayer status. Keep us informed if your tax circumstances change.

Join the British Deer Society’s Family Membership today and be part of a community dedicated to the welfare and understanding of deer. Please note that all membership applications are subject to approval by the Board of the British Deer Society.

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