Above: Selection of soft toys from the Ravensden & Keycraft ranges. Prices start from £3.95.
Below: . 'Tired bunny' print by Rachel Bright. Black ink on hand-made Somerset satin soft white paper. All prints named and signed by the artist © Rachel Bright. Jurassic Kites - Pterodactyl life-like flying prehistoric reptile kite. 140cm x76cm. Age 12+ £17.95. Photo by Stewart CanhamPrices start from £16.00. Photo by Stewart Canham. Silver 3D Ammonite Necklace, handmade in Lyme Regis using a cast of 165 million-year-old fossils found on the Jurassic Coast. £36.00. Photo by Stewart Canham
Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) is delighted to announce the launch its new online shop, with 100% of the profits going back into conservation work, to help wildlife and wild places in Dorset.
Products include great gifts or ‘treat yourself’ ideas, such as wildlife-themed jewellery, soft toys, books and exclusive Rachel Bright prints. There are also gift cards, bird food and a fun kids’ educational range, including Jurassic pterodactyl kites and bird watching starter kits.
Local artist, Rachel Bright has offered some of her beautiful hand-crafted, open edition copper plate etchings
DWT have teamed-up with people and organisations that support wildlife, to offer exclusive products and prices to our customers. Local artist, Rachel Bright, creator of the multi-million selling brand, ‘the bright side’ has offered some of her beautiful hand-crafted, open edition copper plate etchings for an exclusive price.
High quality nutritional and delicious bird food from The Really Wild Bird Food Company
DWTis also working with The Really Wild Bird Food Company, who are selling their high quality nutritional and delicious bird food in the new shop, and donating some of their profits to DWT.
"We were absolutely delighted to be asked by Dorset Wildlife Trust to become their supplier of choice for bird food and bird feeding products"
Lesley Smith from The Really Wild Bird Food Company said: “We were absolutely delighted to be asked by Dorset Wildlife Trust to become their supplier of choice for bird food and bird feeding products. As a family business based on our farm in Hampshire, we grow a wide range of cereals and seeds for our unique bird food range and you can see a small selection of those products in the DWT’s new Spring catalogue and online shop. Conservation is an important part of our farming life and business and we are especially pleased to be able to support DWT’s fundraising programme by donating 7.5% of the value of all orders placed, back to the Trust.”
Products available in the shop compliment DWT’s first ever retail catalogue, which is now available in all its visitor centres across Dorset* and has been distributed to the 26,000 members of the Trust.
"We have carefully chosen products that are interesting, attractive and which are not widely available elsewhere, so we hope people enjoy shopping for wildlife!”
DWT’s Director of Fundraising and Marketing, Alastair Cook said: “During the recession many of our traditional funding sources diminished or disappeared altogether, so we hope this new retail venture, which includes a new online shop, will prove to be a long term fundraising success for Dorset Wildlife Trust. We have carefully chosen products that are interesting, attractive and which are not widely available elsewhere, so we hope people enjoy shopping for wildlife!”
Please click here to browse the online shop
Notes to Editor
Lorton Meadows Conservation Centre Lorton Lane, Upwey, Weymouth, DT3 5QH Phone 01305 816546.
Fine Foundation Purbeck Marine Wildlife Centre, Kimmeridge - SY 909787. Take the A351 from Wareham to Corfe Castle & the first turn right to Creech. Follow road to the top of a steep hill & round a hairbend bend signposted to Church Knowle. Approx. 2 miles on, turn right to Kimmeridge. Drive through village to toll booth. Parking fee payable to Smedmore Estate. Phone 01929 481044.
Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre The Centre is halfway along the causeway between Weymouth and Portland on the A354, post code DT4 9XE. Phone 01305 206191.
The Villa at Brownsea Island Nature Reserve - Map ref. SZ 028878. No road access. Public ferries run daily to the island from Sandbanks from 10am March - November, check for details. Also, ferries from Poole Quay & Bournemouth Pier. Access to the reserve is 150m from the National Trust Quay on the island. Phone 01202 709445.
Brooklands Farm (HQ) Forston, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7AA, phone 01305 264620.
Urban Wildlife Centre Beacon Hill Lane, Corfe Mullen, BH21 3RX. Phone 01202 692033.
For more information about our centres and reserves, please click here
For more information please contact Sally Welbourn at Dorset Wildlife Trust on 01305 264620.
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Dorset Wildlife Trust works to champion wildlife and natural places, to engage and inspire people and to promote sustainable living. Founded in 1961, DWT is now the largest voluntary nature conservation organisation in Dorset, with over 25,000 members and over 40 nature reserves. Most are open daily and there are visitor centres providing a wealth of wildlife information at Brooklands Farm, Lorton Meadows, Kingcombe Meadows and Brownsea Island Nature Reserves, The Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve and the Urban Wildlife Centre at Upton Heath Nature Reserve. DWT plays a key role in dealing with local environmental issues and leads the way in establishing the practices of sustainable development and engaging new audiences in conservation, particularly in the urban areas.