Foresters Friendly Society has been looking after individuals and families since 1834. Today, we’re a thriving membership-based Society with over 70,000 members that get together in hundreds of locations right across the UK. The local Branch, also referred to as a Court, was formed on 24th March 1864 and currently meets bi-monthly at The Royal British Legion, Sydney Street, Brightlingsea, CO7 0BG which stands next to The Foresters Hall. Until recently, this building was owned by the Court, and has hosted many meetings and Foresters dances in the past.
The Court organises regular social and community events that you can get involved with. From charity fund-raising coffee mornings and theatre trips to boat cruises and lunches, there’s always something going on, designed to embrace a sense of community and friendship.
Whether it’s friendly, helpful advice or financial help in times of need, we’re here for our members, to help make their lives easier and better where we can. We do this for our members, with the help of our members. We believe our members should never have to face difficult times alone.
There are two ways you can become a member, through our great value savings and investment policies, or by becoming a social member, which we call fraternal membership.
However you decide to join us, the great news is that all members are treated fairly and have access to the same benefits. Being a mutual society means we have no shareholders, and that means we are always able to put the interests of our members first.
But it’s not just our relevant, affordable financial products that work for our members. With Foresters Friendly Society membership you gain access to Foresters Extras – our package of additional benefits. Foresters Extras includes social events, financial support and much more – all as a bonus just for being a Foresters member.
So whether you’re looking to meet new people, try new activities or simply benefit from the support of friends around you, Foresters is here for you.
For just £25 a year, you can join Foresters and have access to all the great benefits available.