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Joining Merton 



You have completed Step 1 of the application process.

We just need a few more details at step 2 and then payment of your subscription, so you could be a member in less than five minutes from now.

To keep our membership and subscription records, we use a website service called Beacon, which was built by and for UK u3a organisations. Beacon uses PayPal (one of the oldest and best-known web payment options around) to handle online payments. The folks at PayPal are naturally eager for everyone to open a PayPal account, so they make it appear the only way to proceed, but you do not have to create a PayPal account to pay your u3a subscription. Of course, if you already have a PayPal account you can use it to pay your subscription, and if you want to create an account you can.

If you DON'T want to create a PayPal account

When you reach the PayPal screen,


  • Click on Pay by Debit or Credit Card

  • To avoid unintentionally creating a PayPal account, uncheck Save information & create your PayPal account

  • The Pay now as guest button should appear

  • Click Pay now as guest to enter your card details and pay.

Please keep this page open so that you will be able to refer to this advice and click below to go to Beacon now to complete your application.

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