While unfortunate it may be, donations are the key to everything really. They help keep the server running, forums, and Teamspeaks running. All in all, if you do end up donating to Level 3, you'll be entitled to the change.
Or, like Giga had said, it is the 2 GBP, which averaged to $4.14 dollars USD, which isn't bad to pay for something that you'd more than likely be using everyday.
Or, like BloodThirsty said, you could possibly have a friend donate for you. I'd rather have an IRL one do it, as I could pay him back eventually, and it's less of a hassle.
If you want a more detailed donation benefits list and you are interested sometime in the future, log into the UCP with your Master Account info, select a character, and click donate. It will send you to a link describing it. Not all donation levels come with forum benefits or all IG benefits, so make sure you read it throughly.
RIP long post,