Go green and help wildlife with Green Thursday

Sprout pencil & Bamboo toothbrushes © Vicky Ashby 

As an alternative to Black Friday, Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) is holding its third Green Thursday on Thursday 28th November, encouraging local people to support wildlife and nature reserves in Dorset with their purchases this Christmas. 100% of the profit from our online shop products and visitor centre gift shops will go straight back into wildlife conservation in Dorset.

This year, we are asking for help to look after red squirrels and seahorses as part of the Dorset Wildlife Trust wildlife adoption scheme, which will help these vulnerable species and also be a great green gift for wildlife lovers.

New for 2019, is the online only adoption scheme for £15, where you can download your certificate and information leaflets straight away without waiting for your pack in the post. Posted adoption packs* cost £20 and include a certificate, cuddly toy, pin badge and species information. Visit our shop for all adoption products.

DWT Communications Officer, Sally Welbourn, said “We have been so pleased to provide an alternative to Black Friday, so that wildlife supporters can still buy gifts and support wildlife on their doorstep in Dorset at the same time. 100% of the profits go back into conservation work in Dorset, which is great news for wildlife, and for residents in Dorset, who enjoy the wild spaces we care for.”

The Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre is also taking part in Green Thursday, with offers and discounts on a range of gifts including four bamboo toothbrushes for £9, £5 off any Pippa Hill bronze sculpture and a whopping 50% off RRP on Rachel Bright prints.  If you’re looking for unique, local, handcrafted gifts The Chesil Centre is also hosting an art and craft exhibition My Wild Dorset until 8th December.  It features photography, ceramics, illustration and silver jewellery creations by local artists inspired by wild Dorset.  

Offers are available at the Chesil Beach Centre from Green Thursday (Thursday 28th November) until Christmas, while stocks last.  The Chesil Beach Centre is halfway along Portland Beach Road, DT4 9XE.  Gifts are also available The Wild Seas Centre in Kimmeridge, and the Kingcombe Centre in west Dorset. Click here for more information about DWT visitor centres.

Wildlife Christmas cards and the 2020 Calendar, A Wildlife Year with photographs by wildlife photographer, David Kjaer, are also available in the Dorset Wildlife Trust online shop here.  2020 Calendars are available as a 3 for 2 offer when purchased online.

Seahorse adoption pack © DWT

Seahorse adoption pack © DWT 

2020 Calendar front cover

2020 Calendar front cover