Sheppy’s Cider Farm has teamed up with a charity which is works to rehabilitate the UK’s bug population.

The local cider maker has launched a new cider in commemoration of its partnership with Buglife, a charity “devoted to the conservation of all invertebrates.”

Now available in selected supermarket stores and online - every purchase of the Buglife cider collaboration will see a portion of profits donated to charity.

Louisa Sheppy, a Director at Sheppy’s Cider, said: “We are passionate about our orchards as the foundation of our business and as a rich habitat for the many small creatures which live there, and we’re delighted to be partnering with Buglife. 

“If our relationship with Buglife helps to protect the future of wild bees and pollinating insects, the future of cider-making and the high-quality products for which Sheppy’s is known will be safer.” 

Paul Hetherington, a Director of Buglife, said: “We’re delighted to have partnered with Sheppy’s Cider as the business shares our passion for educating consumers on how they can help us restore vital habitats and rebuild strong populations of invertebrates in the UK. 

“Cider orchards provide habitats for a huge range of wildlife and are an important part of the ecosystem. Together with Sheppy’s, we’re determined to enhance the Somerset area, transforming it into a valuable hotspot for biodiversity.”