Ferne Animal Sanctuary’s charity shop in Crewkerne celebrated its 1st Anniversary with a Saturday cake stall outside of the town hall. Local children had the opportunity to meet the charity mascot Freddy Ferne in the morning and the stall raised £125.00 to support the work of Ferne Animal Sanctuary near Chard which provides care and refuge for unwanted domestic animals, farm animals and horses. The animal sanctuary was founded by the late Nina, Duchess of Hamilton and Brandon at the beginning of the Second World War.

The charity’s shop in Crewkerne opened in the former HSBC bank building at 27 Market Square last summer. Management and volunteers also celebrated the shop’s first birthday with a week of special offers on its pre-loved stock. A member of management said: “We are always on the lookout for donations of good quality items, including clothes and shoes, accessories, jewellery, DVDs, CDs and vinyl, homewares, toys, board games and puzzles. And if you’re looking for good quality used items, then call in and see us. Ferne Animal Sanctuary also has charity shops in Chard and in Ilminster but the Crewkerne shop is the youngest one of the three.

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