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A brief introduction to the aims and objectives of the Ceredigion Association of National Trust Members

CANTM

CANTM – The Ceredigion Association of National Trust Members was formed in 1991. Its main aims and objectives are simple, firstly, to support the charitable aims of the National Trust here in Ceredigion and secondly, to help National Trust members here in Ceredigion to maximise the enjoyment from their membership. However, it should be added that membership of the National Trust, although desirable, is not a prerequisite for membership of CANTM (non National Trust members are, of course, required to pay admission charges for National Trust properties on any CANTM outings). Also, membership of CANTM is not about Volunteering. Although some of our members are involved in volunteer work with the National Trust, the vast majority are not.

Part of our remit is to raise money for the National Trust but we stipulate we want the money raised used here, in Ceredigion. Some of our events especially in January and February have a fund raising element and we are proud to say we have raised over £40,000 since 1991. Much of the money donated has gone to Llanerchaeron and is usually for a specific item rather than going ‘into the pot’. Donations have been used to buy garden seats, mowers, a trailer and a portrait of William Lewis who commissioned John Nash to build Llanerchaeron. CANTM have also donated money to schemes in Mwnt to contribute towards maintaining the National Trust lands and car park there.