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Please donate and help us save Birnbeck Pier!

The Birnbeck Regeneration Trust is entirely dependant on charitable public and corporate support to be able to advance this project. We are currently fundraising to enable us to conduct an external Project Feasibility Study and Structural Survey of Birnbeck Pier and Island. We are presently at the 55% stage towards this target. Both of these exercises are necessary requirements for the progression of the Heritage Lottery Fund process. Please help us by donating any amount, large or small. Everything we receive will be gratefully received, and will help towards the fight to save Birnbeck for future generations to enjoy.

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Ways to donate:

Directly from here by Paypal:


By Cheque:

We are equally happy to receive cheques, made payable to 'Birnbeck Regeneration Trust.' Please send these to the following address:


Birnbeck Regeneration Trust, 32 Southside, Weston-super-Mare,
North Somerset, BS23 2QX.


If you would like to make a cash donation in person, we have a number of collection containers at our Pier View Information Centre. Our team of volunteers there will be happy to help with any further enquiries.

Gift Aid

If you are a UK Tax payer you can increase your donation at no cost to you or our Charity - this means for every pound you give, we get an extra 25p from the Inland Revenue, helping your donation go further. When you visit Pier View Information Centre, please complete a Gift Aid Form & hand back to one of our staff or post in the box provided.

You can also download one of these forms here: Gift Aid Form.

Other Ways to Donate:

Donate regularly via Standing Order

Please download this form, and return it to us either in person or by post to the above address. (If you need the form in another format, please let us know at admin@birnbeckregenerationtrust.org.uk ) (We can also send you one by post if you enclose a SAE.)

Leaving a Legacy

Leaving a legacy to Birnbeck Pier can be looked at as a donation to the future of your children & their children. The pier will be a long standing memorial for those to visit & remember you & see how you have supported sustaining history.

You may wish to leave any amount of money to the Birnbeck Regeneration Trust in your will. This can be arranged. Please contact leavealegacy@birnbeckregenerationtrust.org.uk or write to: Birnbeck Regeneration Trust, 32 Southside, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS23 2QX.

Corporate and Business Sponsorship

If any company would be interested in assisting us, making a donation or sponsoring repairs to a section of the pier we would be very interested to discuss this with you.

There are various options available - from providing voluntary labour to assisting with repairing a set of legs of the pier etc.

The companies concerned would gain from various promotion incentives & would be protecting a valued piece of heritage from further decay.

Please contact corporatesponsorship@birnbeckregenerationtrust.org.uk to discuss the matter further.

A complete set of 4 legs (there are 15 sets of 4 legs supporting the main length of Birnbeck Pier) would require a donation of £100,000, which would allow the company to promote its donation. We would allow banner advertising along the section of the pier during the reconstruction phase and at special events for a 5 or 10 year period beyond this.

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Our Fundraising and Sponsorship packages:

Acquire a piece of the Old Pier

As Birnbeck Pier is stripped & restored wooden blocks & roof slates will be removed & exchanged for donations as memorabilia items. These will be supplied with a brass plaque 100mm x 30mm including an engraving of up to 10 words.

This will be your only chance to obtain a piece of history from the Old Pier.

1. £20 – minimum donation
We will supply you with a piece of fallen roof slate with a brass plaque attached & signed certificate.

2. £30 – minimum donation
We will supply you a with an approximately 300mm x 230mm section of wooden plank with a brass plaque attached & signed certificate.

There are 2 ways to secure these items:

a. Take a filled in 'Sponsorship' form to Pier View with a cheque made payable to the Birnbeck Regeneration Trust for the donation amount;

b. Pay the donation amount by Paypal, add the Paypal name and payment reference onto the order form and either scan and e-mail to sponsorship@birnbeckregenerationtrust.org.uk or post to: Birnbeck Regeneration Trust, 32 Southside, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS23 2QX

(Please note: Postage and Packing for these items (individually) is £15 UK Mainland only)

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Sponsor a Plank

Sponsor a plank by donating and receive a brass plaque which will be secured to the side of the pier starting from the entrance to the bridge along either sides or inset into the walkway along each side of the bridge.

The plaques come in various sizes & can be engraved with any specific words that you require (must not be offensive). They may just be an individual's name, a group, club, society or company or a plaque in memory of a loved one or the celebration of a new birth or anniversary.

Plaques will be sent to you once ordered, then when bridge is ready you will be invited to the pier to locate your plaque in one of the designated spaces.

Suggested Donations:

1. BRONZE Sponsorship £25 Minimum Donation
This provides a brass plate (100mm x 12mm) engraved with your name (approximately 12 letters) & placed on the pier decking with a signed certificate.

2. SILVER Sponsorship £60 Minimum Donation
This provides a brass plate (100mm x 30mm) engraved with your name or message (approximately 30 letters) & placed on the decking of the Pier Head with a signed certificate.

3. GOLD Sponsorship £100 Minimum Donation
This provides a brass plate (125mm x 50mm) engraved with your name or message (approximately 10 words) to be set into one of the restored benches down the promenade with a signed certificate & one years membership to the Friends of the Old Pier Society.

4. PLATINUM Sponsorship £200 Minimum Donation
This provides a brass plate (220mm x 50mm) engraved with your name or message (approximately 15 words) to be set into one of the restored benches along the promenade with a signed certificate & two years membership of the Friends of the Old Pier Society.

There are 2 ways to sponsor a plank:

a. Take a filled in 'Sponsorship' form to Pier View with a cheque payable to the Birnbeck Regeneration Trust for the donation amount,

b. Pay the donation amount by Paypal, add the Paypal name and payment reference onto the order form and either scan and e-mail to sponsorship@birnbeckregenerationtrust.org.uk or post to: Birnbeck Regeneration Trust, 32 Southside, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS23 2QX

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PLEASE NOTE: All proceeds from the sale of plaques etc will go towards the fight to save the Old Pier. At this time we are specifically fundraising for the dual purposes of commissioning an external Project Feasibility Study and a similar Structural Survey of Birnbeck Pier and Island. Both of these exercises are necessary requirements for the progression of the Heritage Lottery Fund process. It must be clearly understood that should the Trust be unsuccessful in its attempt to progress this project to fruition because of events beyond our control, no monies can be refunded.

Sponsor a Seat or a Seat Pod or a Lamp Post

Sponsor a Seat – Your donation will sponsor the repair of 1 seating section which runs along each side of the pier walkway. The plaque will be inset into the back rest and recorded on the data base which you may search to identify the seat which you have helped restore.

Sponsor a Lamp Post –Your donation will sponsor the repair of 1 lamp post from the 8 which will be located around the site. Your plaque will be fixed to the post and recorded on the data base which you may search to identify the lamp that you have helped restore.

Sponsor a Seating Pod – Your donation will sponsor the repair of 1 seating pod shaped in the form of a stern of a ship. The seating pods are located in 16 positions along the pier walkway. Your plaque will be inset into the back rest of the centre seat and recorded on the data base which you may search to identify the seating pod which you have helped restore.

The plaques will be engraved with any specific words that you require (must not be offensive). They may just be an individual's name, a group, club, society or company or a plaque in memory of a loved one or the celebration of a new birth or anniversary.

Plaques will be fixed to Birnbeck Pier by the Trust once the main bridge is formally re-opened.

Suggested Donations:

1. Seat Sponsorship £500 Minimum Donation
This provides a brass plate (220mm x 50mm) engraved with your name or message (approximately 15 words) to be set into one of the restored benches along the promenade with a signed certificate & two years membership of the Friends of the Old Pier Society.

2. Lamp Post Sponsorship £1000 Minimum Donation
This provides a brass plate (220mm x 50mm) engraved with your name or message (approximately 15 words) to be fixed to the Lamp Post along the promenade with a signed certificate & two years membership of the Friends of the Old Pier Society.

3. Seat Pod Sponsorship £2000 Minimum Donation
This provides a brass plate (220mm x 50mm) engraved with your name or message (approximately 15 words) to be set into one of the restored benches along the promenade with a signed certificate & two years membership of the Friends of the Old Pier Society.

For further details about these exclusive and limited-quantity opportunities please contact the Trust directly. You can contact us via e-mail at sponsorship@birnbeckregenerationtrust.org.uk or write to: Birnbeck Regeneration Trust, 32 Southside, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS23 2QX.

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PLEASE NOTE: As above, all proceeds we receive from our Sponsorship Packages will go towards the fight to save the Old Pier. At this time we are specifically fundraising for the dual purposes of commissioning an external Project Feasibility Study and a similar Structural Survey of Birnbeck Pier and Island. Both of these exercises are necessary requirements for the progression of the Heritage Lottery Fund process. It must be clearly understood that should the Trust be unsuccessful in its attempt to progress this project to fruition because of events beyond our control, no monies can be refunded.

Please help with our other Fundraising Activities

We now hold regular fundraising events, the details of which are published on the home/index page of this website, as well as on our Facebook page. Please support us by attending these events.

Join the Friends of the Old Pier Society

The Birnbeck Regeneration Trust works in partnership with the Friends of the Old Pier Society, its sister organisation, to raise funds for the main aim of regenerating Birnbeck Pier. The Friends of the Old Pier Society is a not-for-profit organization, formed in 1996. The Friends' objective is now to be able to help take the pier into Trust status in the fairly near future; and then to see it restored to its former glory. Its shared main base of operations is Pier View, situated at the landward end of the pier itself.

All members receive a regular tri-annual newsletter, as well as gaining the opportunity to get more involved in the campaign if they so wish. In particular, volunteers who are willing to help run Pier View and assist with external fundraising activities are especially welcomed!

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The Friends of the Old Pier Society has its own dedicated website. You can join the Society there - they have an online registration and payment system (via Paypal) on their Contact page. Membership forms are also available at Pier View. Membership rates are as follows:

Friends of the Old Pier Annual Membership Rates:

Adult: £10.00

Family: £15.00

Senior Citizen: £7.50

Student: £5.00

Business: £25.00


Additional donations are always gratefully received - these form an important part of the overall fundraising contributions.

FRIENDS OF THE OLD PIER SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP LINK

Please join the Friends of the Old Pier Society and personally befriend the Pier!

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