Heart of the Country Village Choose WLL As 2019 Charity of Choice

Heart of the Country Shopping Village has announced that the We Love Lichfield Fund is their charity of choice for 2019.  The collection of shops, boutiques and restaurants at Swinfen are going to organise events throughout the year to not only raise the profile of the Fund, but also raise money.


Kat Stubbs from Heart of the Country said: “I’ve seen We Love Lichfield doing some amazing work supporting our local voluntary sector.  The team behind the fund give away their spare time to help others and I wanted to do my bit.  With the amazing support of the businesses at the Village, I hope we can broaden the awareness of the Fund and via a series of events, raise money.”


Julian Fisher, We Love Lichfield Fund Advisor said: “I’d like to thank Kat and everyone at Heart of the Country for supporting us.  The Village attracts people from far and wide and all age groups and their events are great fun.  The recent Pumpkin and Scarecrow Festival was superb, and I know 2019 will be filled with fun activities for all the family while making a difference to our local voluntary sector.”


The site at Swinfen opened in 1985 with one barn and in October 2018 luxury British leather brand Osprey London opened on that original site.  Other attractions at the Swinfen village include the free Green Fairy Trail, a walk through the woods to educate families about waste and recycling.  Donations by visitors to the Trail during the Summer raised £100.  This first amount was handed over to We Love Lichfield as representatives of the businesses at Heart of The Country made the We Love Lichfield announcement.


Picture caption.  Staff from Heart of the Country businesses with Kat Stubbs (second right) and Julian Fisher of We Love Lichfield (centre front) announce We Love Lichfield as their 2019 Charity of Choice.