• Hedgehog Sanctuary

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust Partnership with Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary raises £1,300

Updated: Oct 31, 2019

A partnership project between Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary and The Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust has raised more than £1,300 for wildlife and helped spread awareness about the risks facing hedgehogs.

This year, the two charities have run nine hedgehog workshops for adults and children at the Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary in Harpenden. Participants could learn about the preferred habitat and diet of hedgehogs, why they’re in decline and how to help them in their own garden. They were also able to meet a rescue hog and find out about basic hedgehog care and handling.

The proceeds from the workshops are split equally between the two charities. Following their huge popularity this year, the charities are planning a new programme of similar events in 2020. Hedgehogs are struggling and in the past decade alone, they have declined by nearly one third. Today, there are thought to be fewer than one million left in the UK. The main causes for their decline are habitat loss and a decrease in food sources.

We'd like to thank everyone who attended the events and thank them for their support. Special thanks also to Emma Matthars of Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust for her help in organising the events. This is a huge amount of money for the Charity and will go along way to helping the hedgehogs we rehabilitate.

You can read more about this story in The Herts Advertiser or @HMWTBadger

#donations #support #hedgehogs #community #hmwt #wildlife #talks #events

35 views0 comments

Subscribe Form

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • YouTube
  • Twitter


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.

Data Protection Statement:

Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary will use the data you provide in the subscribe form, to contact you. This information will not be shared with any third party and you will only be contacted with information relevant to the work undertaken by Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary.

Data protection:

For information on how we process and store your data please refer to our privacy policy.

Registered Charity No.  1190048

©2015-2021 by Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary. All rights reserved.