I’m a huge fan of the National Archives. It’s a wonderful resource for research. Last time I was there, I put my money where my mouth is, and joined the Friends of The National Archives. My membership card arrived in the post yesterday. As a Friend, I get several benefits (discounts at the shop and online book shop, discounts on events, exclusive events, magazine, etc). The magazine is interesting (I was able to see the latest copy while I was at the Archive), and I’m looking forward to the next issue.
Frankly, though, my primary reason for joining was simply to help the National Archives continue their work. I benefit from that work, after all, and I want to ensure that they are able to keep on doing it. If you’d like to do the same, you can get a membership form here. Alternatively, you can raise money when you shop online, without any extra cost to yourself.