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 meetings to discuss innovations and renovations thus providing members with the opportunity to provide comments and constructive feedback on any plans. The warmth and friendliness we enjoy in SoFA and the support we have given to The National Trust over the past 50 years is only possible because of the enthusiasm of our members.

The easing of the Covid restrictions has resulted in SoFA resuming a full programme of activities. We will complete our programme of talks with our AGM at the Prince of Wales on 12 April followed by an update by National Trust staff to members of the work planned for the National Trust site at Formby Point. On 7 May we return to the Royal Clifton Hotel for a coffee morning. National Trust members and Volunteers are welcome to join us. Full programme details are in our Spring 2022 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