There are so many ways you can choose to give back to the South West Coast Path and help us protect it now and for future generations.
- Become a Member
- Make a donation
- Fundraise for us
- Support an Appeal
- Leave a gift in your will
Supporting our Association as a member or by donating your time or money, not only benefits the Path - it can also be deeply rewarding for you. We’re incredibly grateful to the 7,000 people who already choose to support the South West Coast Path as a cause they believe in and hope that you will consider following in their footsteps.
Five reasons to give back
1. The feel good factor
The South West Coast Path brings health-giving happiness to millions of people every year and your support will help it continue to do just that. Research also shows that giving back to charity can actually trigger the pleasure areas of our brain, so it really is better to give than to receive!
2. Reinforce your personal values
Each and every one of us have what is called a social conscience and supporting causes you believe in can help you feel that you are making a difference where it truly matters. As a charity, our work is based around three key areas:
- protecting and conserving the environment
- championing and supporting people’s health & well-being and
- safeguarding and nurturing a sustainable economy in the south west
3. We make your money go further
We’ve been looking after the South West Coast Path since 1973 and in that time, we’ve built up a network of partners across the region who help us make your money go further. For example, if you choose to donate £10 for a wooden step, we can work with our partners to cover the extra £15 cost it takes to install it – instantly turning your £10 into a £25 improvement on the ground.
4. Set an example
Children and young people have a natural affinity with the South West Coast Path and it’s where memories are made that last a lifetime. By sharing your experience of supporting the charity, you can instil important values in them from a young age and help them to truly appreciate the natural environment around them.
5. Be an inspiration to others
The South West Coast Path connects people in so many ways; friends, colleagues, families, lovers and even strangers find common ground on this amazing Trail. Equally, charitable giving can create amazing bonds between people, so don’t be afraid to tell your nearest and dearest about your charitable giving efforts. It may inspire them to give to a cause important to them or even contribute in some way to what you’re doing.