Trust to open its third charity shop

The county’s largest nature conservation charity is excited to announce it is set to open its newest charity shop in Penkridge.

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust will open its new store in the town in Market Street in mid-January. Next year is a very special year for the Trust with it being the charity’s 50th anniversary.

The shop will help to support the Trust’s work across Staffordshire, including helping to run its 27 nature reserves, its conservation work and environmental education.

The Penkridge shop will be the Trust’s third store, following on from the Leek shop which opened in 2015 and Rugeley shop in 2017.

Items on sale include an array of traditional charity shop, and pre-loved goods including clothes, books, DVDs and games, as well as a range of new items.

Builders and workmen are currently revamping the empty building ready for the opening in the middle of January.

Sue Chance, Head of Commercial for Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, said: “Next year is a momentous year for our charity with it being our 50th anniversary.

“We have lots planned for next year, and are very glad we’ll be opening our new charity shop so early on as part of the celebrations.

“We hope people in the town like this new venture and we are looking forward to meeting our new customers very soon.

“To help support our shops, we are always in need of good quality donations. If anyone is having a post-Christmas clear out, we’d be extremely grateful if they could donate items to us which go towards supporting the shop.”

Before the Penkridge shop opens, people can bring stock to either the Leek or Rugeley shops, or either of the Trust’s visitor centres – Wolseley, or Westport in Stoke-on-Trent.

The Trust also requires volunteers to help with the running of the shop. Anyone interested should email penkridgeshop@staffs-wildlife.org.uk

The Penkridge shop will be open 9.30am-4.30pm Monday to Saturday.