A 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 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.
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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, Harpenden, Hertfordshire
AL5 2SL, U.K.
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.
LEAVE A LEGACY TO HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY
By leaving a gift in your Will, you can support the work we do and directly help Wild Hedgehogs. British Wild Hedgehogs are on the red list to becoming endangered. Legacies come in all shapes and sizes but every gift has the power to help save the hedgehogs and support the work we do.
HELP THE HEDGEHOGS THROUGH BUSINESS SPONSORSHIP
If you have a local business that would like to help a local charity through sponsorship we would love to hear from you. We have a lot of on going operational costs just to keep the Charity functioning and sponsorship of these services would help a huge amount.
If your business is involved in construction and development of houses we would be keep to talk about ways you could help the hedgehogs. We also have ongoing projects at the sanctuary and upkeep of the building which are used for the hedgehogs, if you might be able to help with material costs such as wood, roofing, or ground work please get in touch with us.
You might also like to help us with hedgehog information leaflets that we hand out during awareness events and visits. If you have a businesses that would like to help us by paying for the printing of these leaflets that would be amazing. Your brand would of course also be printed with thanks.
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