photos: Mayor opens new Burnham-On-Sea animal charity shop
A Somerset-based animal rescue centre opened a brand new charity
shop in Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday (April 21st).
National Animal Welfare Trust (NAWT) has opened in Regent Street
to raise money for the care and re-homing of needy animals.
shop was opened by Burnham and Highbridge's Mayor and Mayoress,
Michael and Maria Clarke, watched by the charity's chief executive,
David Warner, and over 30 supporters.
shop is eight miles from the trust's rescue centre, based at Heaven's
Gate Farm in Langport, and will be an important way of promoting
addition to a wide range of items for sale, the shop also displays
information about some of the latest animals available for re-homing.
Somerset centre of the NAWT began operating 21 years ago and finds
new homes for almost 350 dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and
field animals every year.
director of resources, Jacquie Gaywood, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We wouldn't be able to help so many animals without public
support. This new shop will provide additional income and help
us to continue our work."
charity is also appealing for donations of clothes, books, toys,
bric-a-brac and any other household items which can be delivered
to the new Burnham store, which has replaced the former RSPCA
The Mayor and Mayoress performing the ribbon-cutting at the opening
of the new shop on Saturday morning