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Whitbread Community Day at Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary (April 2023)

We would like to thank Whitbread ( for such an amazing community day helping me at the Sanctuary :) I was blown away by how much was achieved and the massive help from them. A brilliant team and a fun day :)

Special thanks to Nick for organising the day and food for all 35 members of the team :) Also a big thank you to Tom ( for filming on the day.

Thank you,


This video contains various shots I took on my iphone :)

Tasks Completed: - Cleared old ponds in the woods and refilled with water - Created piles of twigs and logs for habitats in the small wood - Remove old fencing in the wooded area - Made steps on a hump near the toilet block - Move old wood on to a bonfire near disabled toilet block - Painted the new hibernation hotel - Moved old potato machines - Move various broken branches fallen from an oak tree - Planted saplings near an old conker tree - Dismantle an old pond, moved, and remade it - Cut overhanging branches from some hawthorn trees in the middle of a field - Removed remnants of some old fires in a field - Moved fallen branches from boundary - Covered new saplings with wood chippings - and more!

Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary (