A family run Charity that looks after British Wild Hedgehogs. We use 100% of income generated from our shop and from donations to help the hedgehogs.



The Charity is a family run operation with help from the local community. Setup in April 2015, Mother and son are involved on a daily basis. The charity rehabilitates Wild Hedgehogs which are sick, injured, underweight, or need help. Over 250 Hedgehogs were released back in to the wild in 2019 and the Charity looks to match or exceed that number for this current year.

Most of the costs involved in helping the hedgehogs at the Charity are currently covered by the members but some very generous people donate both money, food, and time. Notably the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, and Nine Lives Vets Redbourn who help out immensely.

The charity opened an online shop in August 2018 which is managed in the hope that the funds made from the sale of the products will cover some of the daily costs of running the Charity, and hopefully help contribute to the future projects planned.


April Lilian Walker, Facebook Recommended Feedback

"This sanctuary is great the help you get from all is amazing! The volunteers work hard out of their own spare time rescuing our little endangered hogs <3 I spoke to a very helpful volunteer named Martin who gave me the correct advice with a hedgehog we found and helped out so much! Definitely recommend 👍"

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It is important to note that the photos you see of hedgehogs on this website are taken while a hedgehog is in rehabilitation and DO NOT reflect the natural habit of a wild hedgehog. They are nocturnal.

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