In a first for a national charity, the Dr Hadwen Trust (DHT) is set to open a vegan charity shop this summer in Hitchin.
Said the DHT’s Group Head of Operations, Dr Kay Miller: “We are a national charity and we hope that opening a charity shop will help raise awareness of our work, as well as helping us engage with current and new supporters.”
“We receive a huge amount of support from the vegan and vegetarian communities, and we believe that opening what we hope will be the first of a national chain of vegan shops clearly reflects our commitment to funding medical research that is both relevant to humans, and cruelty-free.”
Continued Dr Miller: “The charity shop sector is busy, never more so than in Hitchin, so we wanted to open a shop with a difference. We hope that when we are up and running the DHT charity shop will be well supported and attract both Hitchin residents and visitors to the town. The shop will stock a wide range of goods that we know will be of interest to vegans and non-vegans.”
“We are sure that our customers and supporters will be delighted to hear that 100% of profits from the shop, and our online shop, will be used to help fund our cutting-edge research projects. So, supporting our shop will be making a material contribution towards advancing medical research”.