LOCAL NEWS: Hall & Woodhouse raise un-BEE-lievable amount for Dorset Wildlife Trust


Family-owned Dorset brewery, Hall & Woodhouse have raised over £3000 for Dorset Wildlife Trust’s ‘Get Dorset Buzzing’ campaign.

The ‘Get Dorset Buzzing’ campaign, aimed to raise awareness about the declining number of pollinators in the country. The last decade has seen one third of the UK Bee population disappear, with bee numbers only set to fall. 

Between May and July, Hall & Woodhouse donated 5p from every pint of Brewers Bee, Its seasonal badger cask beer, to Dorset Wildlife Trust’s ‘Get Dorset Buzzing’ Campaign. The Golden Tawny brew contains real honey which gives it a floral aroma. 

The beer was available at many pubs across the south this summer and raised more than £3000 for the charity.

Rachel Burleigh, Assistant Brand Manager for Badger Beer, added: “We are so grateful for Dorset’s communities that have helped raise a tremendous amount of money for Dorset Wildlife Trust, while enjoying our light and refreshing beer this summer. We are proud to have been part of the Trust’s biggest campaign to date that will protect our county’s wildlife and nature reserves for many generations to come.”

As well as raising money through pint sales, team members from the brewery also gave up their time to volunteer at conservation projects and plan to attend more later in the year. 

The Brewery team litter picking at Kimmeridge

Sally Cooper, Corporate Development Officer of Dorset Wildlife Trust, said: “We are delighted to receive the donation and would like to thank Hall & Woodhouse for supporting our campaign. A special thanks also to everyone in the community who bought a pint of Brewer’s Bee this summer, which has helped raise money for Dorset Wildlife Trust.

“We truly appreciate the support and enthusiasm the team at Badger has shown us and we very much look forward to continuing our partnership throughout the rest of the year. Fundraising initiatives such as this mean we can continue to protect Dorset’s wildlife and keep Dorset buzzing.”

To get tips on how to get your own garden buzzinbg, and for more information about the ‘Get Dorset Buzzing’ Campaign, visit the website here.


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