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Pets at Home store donates £25k to wildlife rescue charity

Posted on Saturday 10th March 2012 at 12:05 am by SH (Editor)

Charity presentation at Pets at Home, Bradley Stoke

Somerset wildlife rescue charity Secret World has received a donation of £25,000 from the Bradley Stoke Pets at Home store.

Secret World founder Pauline Kidner was at the Bradley Stoke store yesterday (Friday 9th) to receive the cheque, accompanied by two rescue animals from the centre – ‘Hope’ a four-week-old badger cub and ‘Star’ a tawny owl.

The grant will boost Secret World’s recently launched Call of the Wild Appeal, which aims to raise £4.4m to build the region’s first wildlife teaching hospital and children’s wildlife education centre.

Speaking after receiving the cheque from Store Manager Russell Hardyman-Richards, Pauline said:

“This wonderful grant takes us one big step closer to raising the last £300,000 needed before we can start the £1.3 million hospital phase of the project.”

Pauline was also thrilled to hear that as well as the grant, Pets at Home staff would now be showing their enthusiastic support by launching a series of charity fundraisers including sponsored walks and bike rides.

They also plan to get involved by giving their time to helping maintain the wildlife habitats and carrying out other tasks at the Secret World sanctuary in East Huntspill, near Highbridge.

More: Store manager was "bowled over" on visit to Secret World »

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VIP to open new Pets at Home store

Posted on Friday 6th November 2009 at 12:01 am by SH (Editor)

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Bradley Stoke’s new Pets at Home superstore will open its doors at 9am today (Friday) at the Willow Brook Centre, followed later by an opening ceremony, when the winner of The Journal’s Pet Idol 2009 competition will make a star appearance.


VIP (Very Important Pet) ‘Albert’, an eleven week old Jack Russell puppy, will join store manager Russell Hardiman-Richards to officially open the new store at 10:30am.

Albert’s owner Kerry Tessler – of Primrose Close, Bradley Stoke – will be presented with a prize of £150 in Pets at Home gift vouchers for winning the keenly contested ‘star pet’ competition.

Also attending the opening ceremony will be Beryl Casey from Hedgehog Rescue, who will talk about the work the charity undertakes amongst Pets at Home customers. She will be joined by John Morris and Dave Barker from South Gloucestershire Council, who will be talking to customers about the Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve and the work of conservation volunteers on the site.

Elsewhere, pupils at Bradley Stoke Community School have taken part in a competition to draw their own pets. The winning sketches will be unveiled at the store today and prizes awarded for the best three entries.

Customers are invited to enjoy the opening celebrations taking place at the store on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th November. There will be free entertainment for kids, in the form of face painting and balloon modelling, and customers will be able to take advantage of a 10% discount during the store’s opening weekend (terms and conditions apply; see in store for details).

Pets at Home says it has invested over £350,00 in the new store and created 16 local jobs.

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Pets at Home searches for star pet to open new Bradley Stoke store

Posted on Wednesday 28th October 2009 at 1:07 pm by SH (Editor)

£150 worth of vouchers up for grabs

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Pets at Home is looking for a star pet to help open its brand new Bradley Stoke store at the Willow Brook Centre on Friday 6th November.

The pet care superstore has teamed up with the Bradley Stoke Journal to offer one lucky reader the chance to win £150 worth of Pets at Home vouchers.

Readers are invited to send in a picture of their pet and explain why they feel it should be crowned Bradley Stoke Pet Idol 2009!

The winning VIP (Very Important Pet) and its owner will be invited to the Willow Brook Centre on Friday 6th November to officially open the new Pets at Home Bradley Stoke store.

Click here for details of how to enter the competition and win £150 worth of Pets at Home vouchers

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Specsavers set to open in a fortnight

Posted on Monday 21st September 2009 at 6:50 am by SH (Editor)


Specsavers’ new store at Bradley Stoke’s Willow Brook Centre is set to open on Monday 5th October, according to Centre Manager Scott Lahive.

The opticians group, revealed as a new tenant in July, plans to open in mall unit 4 (to the left of the Carphone Warehouse outlet) on Monday 5th October.

Shopfitters have been working on the inside of the store for the last few weeks and “opening soon” artwork has now appeared on the unit’s frontage.

When open, the new outlet will operate in direct competition with the Tesco Opticians department within the Tesco Extra store that it faces, which has been trading since the Willow Brook Centre opened last year.

Property consultants Alder King have disclosed that Specsavers have taken a ten year lease on the unit, which extends to approximately 1,750 sq ft.

The consultants also say that Pets at Home, also confirmed as new tenants in July,  will “begin the fit out of their new unit shortly”. The pet superstore will operate from unit 5 of the retail terrace, where Brantano is currently the only other trader.

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