Wildlife charity to open new shop in Codsall

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is excited to announce it is set to open its new charity shop in Birches Bridge, Codsall.

The charity will open its new store on Wolverhampton Road on Tuesday to take its stable of charity shops to three. The Trust already has shops in Leek, which opened in 2015 and Penkridge, which opened in 2019.

The Trust became the first Wildlife Trust branch to open a charity shop when the Leek shop opened.

The shops help to support the Trust’s work across Staffordshire, including helping to run its 30 nature reserves, including the nearest reserve to Codsall, Highgate Common. The shop will also support its other conservation work and environmental education.

It was originally due to open in April, but lockdown due to Covid-19 meant the opening was delayed.

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

Maryjoy Jones, Retail Cluster Manager for Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, said: “We are excited to become part of the shopping scene in Codsall and opening our new shop there.

“We hope people in the area like this new venture and we are looking forward to meeting our new customers very soon. We’d like to thank everyone for bearing with us as we were originally meant to be opening in April.

“To help support our shops, we are always in need of good quality donations. We’d be extremely grateful if they could donate items to us which go towards supporting the shop.

“Our shops rely on the generous donations from members of the public.”

Covid-19 safety measures will be in force in the shop.

The shop will open 9am-4pm daily.

The Trust also requires volunteers to help with the running of the shop. Tasks include dealing with customers, stock taking, stock replenishment and general customer service duties. Anyone interested should email Maryjoy Jones on m.jones@staffs-wildlife.org.uk