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

Updated: 3 days ago

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 onto a bonfire near disabled toilet block

- Painted the new hibernation hotel

- Moved old potato machines

- Moved various broken branches fallen from an Oak tree

- Planted saplings near an old conker tree

- Dismantled 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 (



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