Why doesn’t the WLT give introductory gifts to new supporters?
The WLT has a policy of not offering enticements to the public to increase support. Free gifts such as tee shirts, bird food etc., all have a cost, and the WLT believes that its supporters and potential supporters are not only aware of this, but would resent Trust funds being used in this way.
Even if a corporate sponsor were to offer such things free, we believe it would still give the wrong message, and that such donated goods should be used in other ways, such as supporting our partners. The only things normally given away to Trust supporters and/or potential supporters are newsletters and other publicity materials relating to the Trust’s work. In the past sponsors have funded re-usable cotton bags, which have been given away at the BirdFair (but we always ask for a donation, and just about 100% of the recipients have been very pleased to do so.)
How to join WLT without receiving any introductory gifts
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