New shop to support wildlife across Herefordshire

Tuesday 13th June 2017

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust opens new shop in Ledbury to raise funds for conservation.

Last Saturday, Herefordshire Wildlife Trust opened their first ever ‘charity shop’, raising money to help fund their wildlife conservation work across the county.

The shop is at 4, The Homend, in the centre of Ledbury and sells donated items including clothing, books and homewares. It is also intended as a Wildlife Trust hub where people can find out more about the organisation’s work and the events it runs.

Sam Brett, the Trust’s Retail Manager, commented: “The support of the local community has been fantastic and we’ve been made to feel really welcome on the High Street. Our shop gives people a different way to support the wildlife and landscapes they love. Whether people donate items, volunteer their time or shop with us they are helping us to care for Herefordshire’s diverse wildlife and its habitats. We also want this to be more than a charity shop and plan to hold events and talks here too once we’re fully up and running.”

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust cares for 55 nature reserves within the county and runs projects across its wider landscapes including the Lower Lugg Valley and Bromyard Downs. They also hold events and workshops around Herefordshire and from their visitor centre at Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum.

The Trust’s new Ledbury shop will initially be open five days a week, Tuesdays to Saturdays. We are currently recruiting for volunteers to assist at the shop and are also appealing for donations of clothing, books, DVDs & CDs and homewares.

More information can be found on our website here.