Support us

British Wild Hedgehogs are an endangered species with nearly 50% of their population decreased over the past decade in rural areas and a third from towns and cities.

We would appreciate your support even if it's helping to raise awareness and telling others about us and letting them know what we do to help the hedgehogs.


We use 100% of donations to help the hedgehogs.

There are many items we are always in need of such as cat (not fish) or dog jelly based food, clean towels, newspapers, small plastic (not fabric) animal carriers, old rabbit hutches, black or clear large bin rubbish bags, or large plastic tubs with clipable lids.

Hedgehog Rescue Costs:

We currently have a peak of around 80 hedgehogs at any one time and an average of between 30-50 in rehabilitation.  Hedgehogs in rehabilitation are with us anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months but normally at least 2 months.  One hedgehog can easily eat an entire can of dog food (I know... how is that possible?!?!?), but it's normally just over half a can or a large bowl of hedgehog food. It's not unusual to go though at least 40 cans of food a day. This does not include the more expensive foods such as the critical care mousse and hoglet powdered food.

Funding to rehabilitate the hedgehogs that we rescue will always be covered by the members of the Charity. A hedgehogs life does not have a price tag on it. But donations are greatly appreciated and help us a huge amount. There are a lot of ongoing costs involved in rescuing the hedgehogs but it costs about £20 a month just to feed and shelter a hedgehog.

Some of the larger costs are insurance and electricity for the Charity and the on-going running costs of the rescue vehicle used to pickup and drop off hedgehogs on rescue and once released back in to the wild. The cost of fuel can also be more than £50 a week. These costs alone amount to several thousand pounds a year. There are hedgehog consumable costs (such as medical treatments, gloves, various disinfectants, wound sprays, flea, mite, and tick sprays, milton tablets, etc..) and general maintenance and repairs to hedgehog buildings, hutches, and pens.  On top of this are expensive items such as incubators (although most of these have been very kindly fund raised by the community)


Become a member

By becoming a member of Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary you are helping to maintain and restore important local wildlife for future generations. The charity receives no direct funds from the Government and our work is largely funded by people like you who want to support local wildlife and help British Hedgehogs.


Sending us donations by Cheque or via bank transfer.

Donations are greatly appreciated. If you would like to make a donation via Cheque, please make it payable to "Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary" and post, or hand deliver it to Total Looks in Harpenden:

c/o Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary
Total Looks
71A High Street


Please note:

Visit for their opening hours.

This is a beauty salon that is kindly helping us by accepting post on our behalf. They will not be able to help you with anything else (such as hedgehogs, rescues, or other donated items).

We appreciate all donations and thank people on our Facebook Page (first name and first letter of last name). However, if you would prefer to stay anonymous please let us know.

Donate via Paypal once, or on a monthly basis

You can donate to us via Paypal with one-time donations or monthly donations. It costs about £20 a month to feed, shelter, and provide heat for one hedgehog. But any donation amount is greatly appreciated and all helps the hedgehogs.

Please check Gift Aid, it helps us a huge amount.

Paypal Donation:

Donate via GoFundMe

If you would like to give a one-time donation, or donate to help us with planned projects for the hedgehogs, please visit our GoFundMe page ( We use these donations mainly for material project work such as building pens and homes for the hedgehogs, but also to buy food for the hedgehogs.

We have a goal we'd love to reach, even if you can spare a few pounds. Everything is appreciated and helps us to help the hedgehogs.

If you would like to donate to us on a regular basis why not take a look at our Paypal monthly donations or though our Membership Tiers.

Our Amazon Wish List and Amazon Smile

We have an Amazon Wishlist that has some essentials like gloves and blankets and many other items we use on a daily basis. We also have some items listed which are part of larger projects such as automated water and feeding stations and solar lighting for the evenings so we don't trip over things while feeding the hedgehogs! Any of these gifts would be very much appreciated and would really help the hedgehogs.

Before you buy a gift for the hedgehogs on Amazon, or if you would simply just like to help support us for free, please sign up to Search for us, and Amazon donates 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases for free!

Buy beautiful hand crafted knits from FrizKnits

Frances from FrizKnits is very kindly knitting for us to help raise funds for the Charity.  Frances makes beautiful hand crafted knits and made to order. Please take a look through her pictures, all items are available to order, Frances can also take commissions so please get in touch with her.

100% of the money you pay goes to Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary (excluding P&P charges). Just let Frances know the order is on our behalf!

Please visit FrizKnits Facebook page for more information and orders:

Support us though Fundraising

Help support us though fundraising at your event on our behalf. Some of the more important projects and items that we need funds for to help the hedgehogs are listed on our fundraising page.

Please get in touch with us if you have any ideas on fundraising or to have a chat with us about some of the project suggestions that would really help the hedgehogs.

Sign up to our easy fundraising

You can help us with donations from lots of online retailers while you shop online by simply visiting our easyfundraising page ( We receive a potion of the sale revenue from the retailer in the form of a donation. It's simple to use and it's free.

Along with this you can also help us by using this search page ( When adverts are shown to you while you browse, we receive a small portion of the advert placement revenue in the form of a donation.)

Our eBay shop and our eBay seller Charity enrollment

Some very generous people have gifted us items to sell on our online ebay shop.  We have all sorts of things listed please take a browse.

If you would like to gift us any items to sell on ebay to help raise funds for the charity please get in touch.

If you sell on ebay you can also support us by visiting and you will receive an attention-grabbing charity ribbon on your profile, it may even be listed in the Charity Shop. Plus, you reduce your seller fees and enjoy tax savings.

Adopt a hedgehog currently in rehabilitation

You can adopt (or gift adopt) a hedgehog for £50 and receive one of our Hedgehog Adoption Packs.

You (or the person who you gift) will receive:

  • Framed Hedgehog Adoption Certificate (for children).

  • Personal Letter from one of the members at Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary who care for the hedgehogs.

  • Field guide to hedgehogs - 4 page brochure all about hedgehogs.

  • A hedgehog gift item.

  • 2 x Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary stickers.

[Please read the notes towards the bottom of this page about hedgehog adoption packs]

Do you organise Market Stalls, Craft  Fairs, or Charity Events?

Please get in touch with us if you are hosting an event such as craft fairs or seasonal markets.  These are really good places for us to help create more awareness and also help the hedgehogs though generated revenue from wildlife products and gifts we sell.

Business sponsorships and Partnerships

If you have a local business that would like to help a local charity though sponsorship we would love to hear from you. We have a lot of on going operational costs just to keep the Charity functioning and sponsorship of these services would help a huge amount.

You might also like to help us with hedgehog information leaflets that we hand out during awareness events and visits.  If you have a businesses that would like to help us by paying for the printing of these leaflets that would be amazing.  Your brand would of course also be printed with thanks.

Donation tins available

If you have a local shop in the Harpenden, Redbourn, Wheathampstead, or Kimpton area and would like to help us by placing a charity donation tin on your counter please get in touch with us.

Everything helps and is really appreciated.


Important notes on hedgehog adoption packs

This donation will be used to help pay for the care of one the hedgehogs we are currently rehabilitating at Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary.

  • Hedgehog Adoptions can be gifted to someone else, in this case they will receive the gift pack. Please email us if you would like to gift to someone else.

  • Your Hedgehog Adoption Pack will be sent out in the post, it normally takes 7-10 days to arrive.  Please ensure you leave a phone number and/or email so we can confirm the postal address and recipient.

  • Gifts (special events, seasonal celebrations, or promotions) are only available whilst stocks last.

  • Gifts cannot be exchanged for a cash alternative.

  • Free gifts will be posted out with your Hedgehog Adoption Pack.


Katie Carr, Facebook Recommended Feedback

"What a lovely sanctuary in a stunning setting dedicated to sick, injured and baby wild hedgehogs. I attended a very interesting talk by Martin who was very knowledgeable and who so kindly dedicates his time helping our beautiful endangered hedgehogs. If you can please donate and support this wonderful charity."

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