We want as many people as possible to join us in this venture to ensure a successful future for Bangor Garth Pier. The City Council has already invested heavily in an outstanding initiative to restore the structure of the pier fully. We aim to provide a range of services to match this achievement. We have created a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (Foundation Structure) called the Friends of Bangor Garth Pier (FBGP) to do this.

As stated in our Constitution, our objectives are:  for the public benefit, to support the protection, preservation, restoration, and improvement of the structure and buildings of historical and architectural merit of Bangor Garth Pier, and to advance the education of the public in understanding the history and heritage of this Victorian structure, and its location on the Menai Strait.

To fulfill our objectives, we run a gift shop on the pier and operate the entrance kiosk, both manned by a team of volunteers under the leadership of our volunteer coordinator. The profits from our gift shop are used to fund specific projects on the pier, such as rebuilding a derelict kiosk of historical interest. The money raised at the entrance kiosk is passed directly to Bangor City Council to fund ongoing pier maintenance, ensuring a safe future for the pier.

Volunteer Members

On becoming a member, you have the option of joining our growing team of volunteers – options include volunteering in our pier gift shop, manning the entrance kiosk, or both, or being present in a supportive capacity at any of the numerous events we run throughout the year on the pier. Regardless of age (but you must be aged 18 years or over), gender, sexual orientation, race, or religion can become a volunteer. Full training is available to anyone signing up as a volunteer, and full support is always available.

Join Us

If you wish to join us, you can do so using our Online Membership Application below or Membership Application Download

Registered Charity number: 1198201



Please complete the form below and then press the Submit button. A confirmation email will be sent once the Trustees have accepted the application.