The Association is a Supporter Group of the National Trust. Whilst being independent of the NT, there is close cooperation between the Trust and the Supporter Groups. In the NWWNTA, we aim to provide events which will bring our members together whilst simultaneously raising funds to support the work of the National Trust.
The events that are planned by the NWWNTA are underpinned by the Committee who take on the following roles:
Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer
Membership Secretary, Lecture Organiser, Newsletter Coordinator, Newsletter Distribution
Day Tours and Holiday Organiser, Publicity Officer, Catering Organiser.
In addition, we have a President who takes a keen interest in out work.
The Committee meets, at present, ten times per year and there is always plenty to discuss in view of the many events that are promoted by the Association.
The results of our efforts are that we are able to enhance the work of NT properties by gifts. Each year a 'wish list' is produced and Associations, such as NWWNTA, decide whether they wish to use their funds to allow the purchase of an item that a property is unable to acquire by normal funding.
In the last four years, NWWNTA have funded the following items:
Lacock 3 Oak benches
The Courts Gardens 2 Stone planters
Gt Chalfield Manor Baby grand piano
Westwood Manor Topiary Reshaping
2013 Lacock iPad
Lacock Repair of Grecian harp
Westwood Manor Cider Press
Westwood Manor Five cider apple trees
Lacock Batricar mobility vehicle
Lacock Panasonic camera
The Courts Gardens Two benches
The Courts Garden Terracotta planters
Westwood Manor Resiting water tanks
2015 Lacock Garden shredder
Newark Park Handheld tablet
Although we tend to support our four local properties, the Committee is always open to supporting properties further afield.