Independent businesses support the Snowdonia Society
In the last few months the Snowdonia Society has been collaborating with independent retailers in a creative wave of support for the National Park.
Just before Christmas Caroline Somary of Sweet Snowdonia put together a Snowdonia-themed box of handmade gingerbread where £1 from each box sold was donated to the Snowdonia Society. The boxes were sold online and in various markets across North Wales in the busy Christmas period.
Earlier this year Joe Brown outdoor equipment shops in Llanberis and Capel Curig started selling reusable water bottles, with 50p from the sale of each bottle going towards the Snowdonia Society’s practical work in the National Park.
Joe Brown Director Cathy Casey said:
“We want to encourage people to avoid single-use plastic where possible so making a branded Nalgene bottle for our customers with a proportion of sales going to our local conservation charity gives off a strong environmental message that we as a business take seriously”.
In a similar vein, the Snowdonia Society was recently approached by the Lakeland company, Conquer Lake District, with the view of creating a product in support of the Snowdonia Society’s volunteer programme. Their colourful range of Snowdonia-themed mountain patches is now available to order online, with 5% from the sale of each patch donated to the Snowdonia Society. Conquer’s creator, Caroline Fisher, said:
“We really appreciate the work that conservation charities like Friends of the Lake District and the Snowdonia Society do for our treasured National Parks. Donating part of our profits is the least we can do to support the great work that goes on behind the scenes.”
An inspiring time
In response to the increasing trend of support from independent businesses, Director of the Snowdonia Society, John Harold, said:
“We have lots of independent businesses supporting our work through their annual Business Membership, however we’re now seeing independents taking it a step further by donating a proportion of their product sales to help support our work. Let’s hope many more follow suit.”
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