SoFA Chairman’s Welcome Note

Welcome to the SoFA Website

A warm welcome on behalf of the Committee of the Southport and Formby National Trust Association (SoFA).  For the past fifty years National Trust members have shared the experience of new friendships and meeting new faces through being members of our Association.

SoFA is part of a national network of independent supporter groups. Each year our members enjoy a programme of talks, outings and holidays.  The aim is to add value to National Trust membership at the same time providing practical and financial support to the National Trust.

The money raised from our activities is donated primarily to our local Trust properties.  We believe a regular pattern and commitment of donations in this way supports our Trust colleagues and helps with the planning and identification of operational projects and needs.

We liaise regularly with National Trust staff to ensure our members have the latest news.  Staff are invited to our meeting to discuss innovations and renovations thus providing members with an opportunity to provide comment and constructive feedback on any plans.  The warmth and friendliness we enjoy in SoFA and the support we have given to The Trust over the years is only possible because of the enthusiasm of our members.

We have reinstated our monthly meetings with talks at the Royal Clifton Hotel in Southport and have a full programme arranged up to April 2022.  Trust members and volunteers are welcome to join us in these meetings.  Our plans for a Christmas celebration have been finalised and together with the holidays planned for 2022 are in the latest Autumn SoFA magazine. 

If you are interested in joining SoFA please contact us using our Contact Form.

Our website is still in development and regularly changing. So make sure you come back frequently to see what’s new.

Frank Hyland Chairman