Gin drinkers will now be able to get their hands on a locally produced limited edition bottle in time for Valentine’s Day following a collaboration between us and The Shropshire Distillery.

Together with our team of fundraisers, the distillers at The Shropshire Distillery have created a unique new and unique flavour of gin using Blackberry and Elderflower, with every bottle of Hope House Gin purchased raising money for us.

Emma Glynn from the distillery said: “Hope House Gin is a fun and fruity juniper led dry gin, with fresh red fruit upfront from blackberries with a delicate floral note derived from elderflower and a core of piney juniper – it really is a delightful drink, especially with a premium tonic or Sicilian Lemon tonic and blackberries.”

Bottles will be on sale from The Shropshire Distillery’s website and cost £36.50, with a percentage of the sales going straight to us.

A brilliant collaboration

“We were absolutely thrilled to create this limited edition gin with Hope House Children’s Hospices and help raised funds which goes towards the fantastic care and support they provide to children and families in our local area,” said Emma.

“The charity has been massively impacted by the pandemic, and it is an honour for us to be able to support them and their vital work in this way.”

Lynsey Kilvert, fundraiser, said: “We are hugely grateful to the team at The Shropshire Distillery for their support in producing this sublime gin, just in time for that special gift ahead of Valentine’s Day.

“We ended 2020 with a massive shortfall in income, but further lockdowns in Wales and in England are going to hit us even more.

“Support from our local businesses has taken on a new level of importance to us during these uncertain times and every pound donated does make such an incredible difference in helping us to continue to provide the care for those in our community that need us the most.”

You can purchase a bottle of the Hope House Gin from February 1