Charity says thank you to Penkridge community for its support

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is saying a big ‘thank you’ to people in Penkridge for its support since opening its new charity shop in the town in January.

The Trust, the county’s largest nature conservation charity, opened the shop last month and has been delighted with the response from people in Penkridge who have shown their support via donations and buying goods.

The charity already has two other charity shops, in Leek and Rugeley, and is now looking for extra volunteers to come forward to help with the running of the Penkridge store. 

Money from the charity shops goes towards the Trust’s conservation work across the county.

Sue Chance, Head of Commercial for the Trust, said: “We have been thrilled with the response we’ve had since we opened the doors at our Penkridge shop.

“People have been extremely kind and shown their support and we’d like to say a big thank you to people in Penkridge as they’ve given us a warm welcome to the town.

“Now, to help manage the shop, we need extra volunteers who can come and lend a hand.

“Tasks involve sorting out stock and customer service, and the help we receive means so much to us. Our volunteers play a crucial role in the management of our shops.”

The Trust also requires good quality donations of items such as clothes, DVDs, CDs, books and bric-a-brac.

Anyone who may be able to help can visit the shop, in Market Street, call 01785 847261 or email

This year is a very special year for Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, marking 50 years since the charity was formed in 1969. To celebrate, the Trust has plenty planned to mark the occasion. Visit to find out more.