A VOLUNTEER, FAMILY RUN REGISTERED CHARITY WITH 100% OF DONATIONS GOING TO HELP THE HEDGEHOGS.
British Wild Hedgehogs are on the red list of endangered species with nearly 50% of their population decreased over the past decade in rural areas and a third from towns and cities.
We are a small volunteer, family run Registered Charity that helps rehabilitate wild hedgehogs. You can support us with donations, gifts, fundraising, sponsorship, partnerships, or legacies. 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.
PLEASE HELP SUPPORT US
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.
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 1-2 months. One hedgehog can easily eat close to an entire can of dog food, 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 30-40 cans of food a day. This does not include the more expensive foods such as the critical care mousse and hoglet powdered food.
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 in rehabilitation.
Some of the larger costs for the Charity are insurance and electricity along with 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 is more than £50 a week. These costs alone amount to several thousand pounds a year. There are also 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.
SENDING US DONATIONS BY CHEQUE
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
71A High Street
We would be very grateful if you could also print and complete this Gift Aid (HWHS Gift Aid Form) form and include it with your donation.
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). Visit https://www.totallooks.co.uk for their opening hours.
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.
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 https://smile.amazon.co.uk. Search for us, and Amazon donates 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases for free!
SUPPORT US THROUGH FUNDRAISING
Help support us through 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.
Simply search for us (HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY) at https://www.facebook.com/fundraisers and start fundraising on our behalf!
Simply search for us (HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY) at https://www.gofundme.com/start/charity-fundraising and start fundraising on our behalf!
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 (https://www.gofundme.com/Hornbeamwood). 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.
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.