10:55AM, Wednesday 27 July 2016
An animal charity has issued an appeal for help as it seeks to find itself a new habitat.
The People’s Trust for Endangered Species, an organisation that campaigns to protect wildlife such as dormice and hedgehogs with are under threat in the UK, needs to find a new site for its charity shop after being served notice on its current home in Maidenhead High Street.
The town’s store is the only one operated by the group, but since opening about 18 months ago has quickly proved its worth, collecting more than £50,000.
Although initially a pop-up venture, its success has prompted the charity to fight to save it, and organisers are now on the hunt for a new location.
Appealing for someone to come forward with a potential unit, joint manager Jackie Holton said: “We’ve always been in the situation where if it [the shop] was leased we would be given notice to move and now they’ve found a tenant.
“Now we need a shop that is big enough for us to trade from, but the location is key too.
“At the moment we’re at the entrance to the Nicholsons Centre and next to Costa, so we get a lot of footfall, which has really made a difference for us.”
Visit www.ptes.org to find out more about the charity and get in touch.
There will be displays at Windsor Racecourse and Legoland, local fireworks in Burnham and Twyford and smaller displays at schools in the Royal Borough.