Somerset Animal Sanctuary Prepares to Open New Charity Shop

William and Remus the GoatThe official opening of Ferne Animal Sanctuary’s new Charity shop in Bow Street, Langport, Somerset will take place on Saturday, 4thApril 2015. Chairman of Langport Town Council, Julia Gadd, will be cutting the ribbon at 10am.

Running the new shop will be two local ladies, Sarah Judd (Manager) from Curry Rivel and Debbie Line (Assistant Manager) from Langport.

William Whitechurch, Ferne Animal Sanctuary’s Group Retail Manager said: “The decision was taken to open a branch in Langport because it is a special and unique town with a fantastic collection of independent traders. There is a great community spirit and support for each other and it draws from all the villages on The Levels.

“I feel that it is important that Ferne Animal Sanctuary Retail is part of the community that it serves. Langport and the surrounding areas have huge support for the Sanctuary and have re-homed many animals. The shops are very important to Ferne, not only because of the funds they generate but also as a way of promoting the Sanctuary within the area.”

The Sanctuary has two other shops based in Chard, Somerset and Bridport, Dorset.

Everyone is warmly invited to attend the opening and view the new premises.

Ferne Animal Sanctuary is a registered Charity open to the public all year round, except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. They re-home within a 40 mile radius of their site including Somerset, Devon and Dorset and rely solely on donations. To find out how to volunteer and learn more about all their upcoming events including their 75th Anniversary Ball on 19th September at Woodlands Castle, Taunton, please visit or call 01460 65214.

Image: William Whitechurch with Remus the goat