Feel good shopping is back!
We were extremely pleased to be able to re-open our Gift Shop at the Welsh Wildlife Centre and our online store this September after had to be closed abruptly in March due to the COVID-19 situation.
Income from our retail outlets accounts for a large proportion of our annual fundraising total, the bulk of which is achieved during the summer months and the height of the tourist season.
As a result of the closures throughout this time of the year, which also included Lockley Lodge and Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre, we estimate that we have lost around £250k of income from sales of products at our shops this year. This has a massive impact on our work to achieve our charitable objectives and protect wildlife around our region.
The good news however is that we can now start to recover our losses and we are appealing to our loyal customers, members and followers to help support us in the lead up to Christmas by shopping with us. We have added many new products to our online shop, including all of the bestselling lines from our Visitor Centres plus the popular annual Wildlife Trusts Calendar for 2021 and mixed packs of Christmas cards. We are also offering free delivery on UK orders over £30.
Our adorable adoption packs are also available to purchase again and make a fantastic alternative Christmas gift for loved ones, coming with a cuddly soft toy and certificate, plus an annual report on your chosen species. Choose from puffins, seals, badgers, hedgehogs and red squirrels!
We have also expanded our range of binoculars and monoculars, enabling you to get the most out of your outdoor wildlife adventures and if you’re after something puffin related, you really will not be disappointed by what we have on offer with a massive selection of products to choose from, including mugs, tea towels, soft toys, notepads, books, cushions and more!
Please consider supporting us this Christmas. All the money that we raise through retail sales goes towards our work for wildlife in South and West Wales.
Shop online here!
Thank you for your support. 🙂