The Friends

Access to Aston’s Eyot is free. But, maintaining it and restoring habitats needs funds, all of which we must raise ourselves. The Friends of Aston’s Eyot is the charity which looks after the eyot. We are a passionate and committed group of local residents.

If you can, please support our work by joining us as a Friend. The money is used to fund public liability insurance, tools and kit for volunteers, and hiring outside help such as tree surgeons for work that cannot be done by volunteers.

Thinking of donating?

Membership of the Friends of Aston’s Eyot has a basic subscription rate of £5/year (concessions £3), with a higher amount very welcome if you are able.

Members will get:

  • occasional email newsletters
  • the annual report
  • invitations to events and to opportunities to do practical work on site

You will also have voting rights at the Annual General Meeting.

How to join

Subs and donations can be made online, or by cash/cheque. Many people set up a regular payment online

Step 1: Complete a membership form

Print and fill out a membership form. You can also complete a membership form digitally, if you wish.

Download a membership form (PDF, 67KB)

Step 2: Make your donation

Subs and donations can be made online, or by cash/cheque. Many people set up a regular payment online. The bank account details are:

  • Account name: Friends of Aston’s Eyot
  • Account number 65435351
  • Sort code: 08 92 99

Please also send an email to info@friendsofastonseyot.org to say say you’ve made a payment and with your name. Please note that the Co-operative Bank, like other smaller banks, does not yet participate in the payee name check that the bigger banks use.

If you’d prefer to pay by cash or cheque, then please make these out to “Friends of Aston’s Eyot”. Please include your completed membership form if you are paying this way. These can be delivered to c/o 139 Hurst St (OX4 1HE), 59 Bedford St, or 22 Henley St.