Since November 2012 the Cartgate Lodge Café, which is situated just off the A.303 near Stoke-sub-Hamdon has raised £11,500 through donations received from customers who have purchased the RSPB’s very popular wildlife pin badges.

The money raised will be used to support vital conservation work on the RSPB’s Somerset nature reserves of Greylake, Ham Wall, Swell Wood and West Sedgemoor.

Pictured above (from left to right) are Café owners Chris & Jill Mogford and Denise Chamings, South Somerset Local Group Leader.

The Pin Badge Scheme began 20 years ago with just a few badges on offer and has now grown into a nationwide success story. Last year one million pounds was raised throughout the UK.

Denise says: “the support I receive from the owners and their staff in promoting the pin badges, certainly contributes towards making this one of the highest earning sites in the South West.

Denise Chamings