Join the Patrons' Club Here

Without the important work Cambridge Past, Present & Future carries out, not only to provide access to beautiful areas close to Cambridge but also its constant watch to maintain the integrity of the Green Belt, I believe we might have run the risk of being inundated by unwanted development to the detriment of the local environment and quality of life.” Quote from Richard Townley, Patron since 2012

Cambridge, as we know and love it, is changing – and changing rapidly. As the population of greater Cambridge grows, and the pressure on the city and its countryside increases, our work is needed more than ever.

Patrons of Cambridge Past, Present & Future are special members of the charity who generously give an annual donation to support our work.

The principal benefit for Patrons comes from being closely involved in a local independent charity to care for, share and protect the beauty of Cambridge and its environment. You will be the first to hear about our new projects and invited to visit them to see for yourself!

You can give whatever gift you wish, we suggest a minimum annual donation of:

Individual Patron  £250

Family Patrons     £350

Corporate Patrons from £500

In addition to membership benefits, Patrons also enjoy:

  • Personal updates from the CEO throughout the year on the latest news on our projects 
  • Annual Patrons Club special event
  • Priority invitations to events
  • Patrons site tours of our properties with our knowledgeable estate team
  • Active involvement in our work if you wish
  • Reduced rates for venue hire at our properties

To join please donate online and put ‘Patrons’ in the comments box or complete a direct debit form Alternatively, click here to find out how to make a BACS donation.

With the help of generous donors and patrons, since 1928 we have:

  • Helped establish and defended the Cambridge Green Belt
  • Prevented the development of Grantchester Meadows.
  • Saved the Gog Magog Hills from development and created Cambridge’s first country park at Wandlebury, which welcomes more than 100,000 visitors a year and is an important historic and wildlife site.
  • Saved from demolition and restored a 17th century watermill at Hinxton.
  • Restored one of the country’s oldest windmills at Bourn.
  • Created a new countryside reserve for people and wildlife at Coton.
  • Cared for Cambridge’s oldest complete building, the historic Leper Chapel.
  • Converted derelict stables into a thriving outdoor education centre, visited by over 3,000 school children each year.