Louis Michael from Gogglebox will open the Dr Hadwen Trust’s new vegan charity shop in Hove this February.
The Dr Hadwen Trust (DHT) is a UK charity which supports non-animal medical research. This will be their second shop, after they opened a store in Hertfordshire last year.
Brighton resident and star of Channel 4’s Gogglebox Louis Michael said: “Its a special thing when you can use your platform to promote real goodness.”
He will open the shop at 69 George Street at 1:00 pm on Saturday 18 February.
The DHT’s Science Director Dr Brett Cochrane said: “In addition to helping raise awareness and funds to support our work, our shops have environmental benefits through recycling and reselling preloved goods. They support budget shopping by offering good quality goods at low prices. They also have ethical benefits as no animal products are used or sold in our shops. And, they allow us to offer volunteering opportunities and work experience.”
The charity has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help fund the fitting of the shop.
Dr Cochrane said: “We are asking people to make history in Hove by supporting the opening of our second vegan charity shop. Crowdfunding will help to off-set the costs of setting up the shop to allow more funds to go towards funding cruelty-free, human relevant research. Setting up a shop is expensive, but our first shop has proved that the Hove shop will help raise awareness, and much needed funds to support animal free research.”
“We chose Hove because Brighton & Hove is home to a high proportion of vegans, vegetarians and progressive thinkers, and we already enjoy significant support from the area.”