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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 clip-on lids.

We currently have a peak of around 80 hedgehogs at any one time and an average of between 30-90 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 through 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 ongoing running costs of the rescue vehicle used to pick up and drop off hedgehogs on rescue and once released back into 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.

Huge Collection Of Hand Made Stoneware Hedgehog Ornaments Donated On Behalf Of Violet Freeman

This is the sound they make when they have lungworm - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary
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This is the sound they make when they have lungworm - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

!!!SOUND UP!!! If you hear this sound coming from a wild hedgehog then they need help and you should contact a local rescue centre. This is the sound they make when they have lungworm. #hospital #wildlifehospital #injury #hoglets #hoglet #animals #rescue #tips #endangered #helphedgehogs #wildliferescue #wildlifephotos #wildlifephotography #rehabilitation #naturephotography #wildlifesanctuary #hedgehog #hornbeamwood #hornbeamwoodhedgehogsanctuary #hedgehogsanctuary #harpenden #hertfordshire #charity #hedgehogrescue #europeanhedgehogs #wildhedgehogs #wildlife #conservation #hwhs #supportcharity --------------------------------------------------------------------- HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY 🦔🐾🐾: The Charity is a family run operation with help from the local community with mother and son are involved on a daily basis. Founded in April 2015 and rescuing wildlife since the 1980s. The Charity rehabilitates Wild Hedgehogs which are sick, injured, underweight, or need help. Over the last six years we have rescued, rehabilitated, and released over 1000 injured or orphaned hedgehogs. Over 300 Hedgehogs were released back in to the wild in 2021. Based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, we cover Harpenden and the surrounding areas. We hope to use this platform to spread awareness and help promote ways you can help British Wild Hedgehogs. We use 100% of donations to help the hedgehogs. Registered Charity No. 1190048 You can help support us through donations via our Paypal Giving Fund (Please check Gift Aid if UK tax payer): https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/4046519 See more ways to support us: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/support-hedgehog-charity Subscribe to our news letter for the latest updates: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/hedgehog-news-subscriptions Our other socials: https://www.facebook.com/HornbeamWood http://www.instagram.com/hedgehogsanctuary https://www.twitch.tv/hedgehogsanctuary https://twitter.com/HornbeamWood --------------------------------------------------------------------- WHY HAS THE UK WILD HEDGEHOG POPULATION DECLINED SO MUCH SINCE THE YEAR 2000? The Wild British Hedgehog has been included in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List for British Mammals. Their population has decreased by about 30% in urban areas and 50% in rural areas since the year 2000. As of 2020, it is estimated (PTES) that up to 335k hedgehogs are killed each year on the roads. Their habitats have been diminishing and their inability to access and travel though gardens and across roads has become in most cases, impossible. Roads create invisible barriers and also physical barriers for hedgehogs. The use of poisons like slug pellets, and intensive agricultural farming also have a part to play in their decreased populations though the loss of hedges and pesticides. --------------------------------------------------------------------- #hedgehog #cam #hoglets #wild #ukmammals #hwhs #hedgehogsanctuary #harpenden #hertfordshire #charity
Bath and Bubbles - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary
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Bath and Bubbles - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

Bath and Bubbles --------------------------------------------------------------------- HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY 🦔🐾🐾: The Charity is a family run operation with help from the local community with mother and son are involved on a daily basis. Founded in April 2015 and rescuing wildlife since the 1980s. The Charity rehabilitates Wild Hedgehogs which are sick, injured, underweight, or need help. Over the last six years we have rescued, rehabilitated, and released over 1000 injured or orphaned hedgehogs. Over 300 Hedgehogs were released back in to the wild in 2021. Based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, we cover Harpenden and the surrounding areas. We hope to use this platform to spread awareness and help promote ways you can help British Wild Hedgehogs. We use 100% of donations to help the hedgehogs. Registered Charity No. 1190048 You can help support us through donations via our Paypal Giving Fund (Please check Gift Aid if UK tax payer): https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/4046519 See more ways to support us: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/support-hedgehog-charity Subscribe to our news letter for the latest updates: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/hedgehog-news-subscriptions Our other socials: https://www.facebook.com/HornbeamWood http://www.instagram.com/hedgehogsanctuary https://www.twitch.tv/hedgehogsanctuary https://twitter.com/HornbeamWood --------------------------------------------------------------------- WHY HAS THE UK WILD HEDGEHOG POPULATION DECLINED SO MUCH SINCE THE YEAR 2000? The Wild British Hedgehog has been included in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List for British Mammals. Their population has decreased by about 30% in urban areas and 50% in rural areas since the year 2000. As of 2020, it is estimated (PTES) that up to 335k hedgehogs are killed each year on the roads. Their habitats have been diminishing and their inability to access and travel though gardens and across roads has become in most cases, impossible. Roads create invisible barriers and also physical barriers for hedgehogs. The use of poisons like slug pellets, and intensive agricultural farming also have a part to play in their decreased populations though the loss of hedges and pesticides. --------------------------------------------------------------------- #hedgehog #cam #hoglets #wild #ukmammals #hwhs #hedgehogsanctuary #harpenden #hertfordshire #charity
Big release day for Rise, Prickle, and Helen#2!  - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary
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Big release day for Rise, Prickle, and Helen#2! - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

Big release day for Rise, Prickle, and Helen#2! These three hedgehogs came in from a rescue Oct 2022 as orphaned hoglets each around 150g. At that weight during the winter season they would not have made it through hibernation. Prickle was overwintered at the sanctuary with Rise and Helen#2 being kindly overwintered by Lauren (one of our volunteers). They were released at weights of 700-820g so all ready for the adventures ahead :) A big thank you to Helen Qunet for calling in the rescues late 2022. Credit for video footage: Tom from @assembled.media (https://www.instagram.com/assembled.media/) #hedgehogchampion #rehabilitation #hedgehogsofinstagram #hedgehogguardian #hedgehogfostering #britishhedgehogpreservationsociety #fosterhogs #hedgehogs #ruralhedgehog #urbanhedgehog #wildhedgehog #wildlifehospital #wildlifeconservation #wildlife #wildliferescue #wildlifesanctuary #hedgehog #hornbeamwood #hornbeamwoodhedgehogsanctuary #hedgehogsanctuary #harpenden #hertfordshire #charity #hedgehogrescue #europeanhedgehogs #wildhedgehogs #wildlife #conservation #hwhs #supportcharity --------------------------------------------------------------------- HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY 🦔🐾🐾: The Charity is a family run operation with help from the local community with mother and son are involved on a daily basis. Founded in April 2015 and rescuing wildlife since the 1980s. The Charity rehabilitates Wild Hedgehogs which are sick, injured, underweight, or need help. Over the last six years we have rescued, rehabilitated, and released over 1000 injured or orphaned hedgehogs. Over 300 Hedgehogs were released back in to the wild in 2021. Based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, we cover Harpenden and the surrounding areas. We hope to use this platform to spread awareness and help promote ways you can help British Wild Hedgehogs. We use 100% of donations to help the hedgehogs. Registered Charity No. 1190048 You can help support us through donations via our Paypal Giving Fund (Please check Gift Aid if UK tax payer): https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/4046519 See more ways to support us: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/support-hedgehog-charity Subscribe to our news letter for the latest updates: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/hedgehog-news-subscriptions Our other socials: https://www.facebook.com/HornbeamWood http://www.instagram.com/hedgehogsanctuary https://www.twitch.tv/hedgehogsanctuary https://twitter.com/HornbeamWood --------------------------------------------------------------------- WHY HAS THE UK WILD HEDGEHOG POPULATION DECLINED SO MUCH SINCE THE YEAR 2000? The Wild British Hedgehog has been included in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List for British Mammals. Their population has decreased by about 30% in urban areas and 50% in rural areas since the year 2000. As of 2020, it is estimated (PTES) that up to 335k hedgehogs are killed each year on the roads. Their habitats have been diminishing and their inability to access and travel though gardens and across roads has become in most cases, impossible. Roads create invisible barriers and also physical barriers for hedgehogs. The use of poisons like slug pellets, and intensive agricultural farming also have a part to play in their decreased populations though the loss of hedges and pesticides. --------------------------------------------------------------------- #hedgehog #cam #hoglets #wild #ukmammals #hwhs #hedgehogsanctuary #harpenden #hertfordshire #charity
Poor hedgehog rescued after being found entangled in netting - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary
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Poor hedgehog rescued after being found entangled in netting - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

This poor hedgehog is from Redbourn and was rescued after being found entangled in netting. The people who called in the rescue did a great job at removing most of the netting after becoming trapped and stuck. We removed the rest which was entangled under the hedgehogs body. A successful rescue and was released soon after back in to the wild :) --------------------------------------------------------------------- HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY 🦔🐾🐾: The Charity is a family run operation with help from the local community with mother and son are involved on a daily basis. Founded in April 2015 and rescuing wildlife since the 1980s. The Charity rehabilitates Wild Hedgehogs which are sick, injured, underweight, or need help. Over the last six years we have rescued, rehabilitated, and released over 1000 injured or orphaned hedgehogs. Over 300 Hedgehogs were released back in to the wild in 2021. Based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, we cover Harpenden and the surrounding areas. We hope to use this platform to spread awareness and help promote ways you can help British Wild Hedgehogs. We use 100% of donations to help the hedgehogs. Registered Charity No. 1190048 You can help support us through donations via our Paypal Giving Fund (Please check Gift Aid if UK tax payer): https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/4046519 See more ways to support us: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/support-hedgehog-charity Subscribe to our news letter for the latest updates: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/hedgehog-news-subscriptions Our other socials: https://www.facebook.com/HornbeamWood http://www.instagram.com/hedgehogsanctuary https://www.twitch.tv/hedgehogsanctuary https://twitter.com/HornbeamWood --------------------------------------------------------------------- WHY HAS THE UK WILD HEDGEHOG POPULATION DECLINED SO MUCH SINCE THE YEAR 2000? The Wild British Hedgehog has been included in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List for British Mammals. Their population has decreased by about 30% in urban areas and 50% in rural areas since the year 2000. As of 2020, it is estimated (PTES) that up to 335k hedgehogs are killed each year on the roads. Their habitats have been diminishing and their inability to access and travel though gardens and across roads has become in most cases, impossible. Roads create invisible barriers and also physical barriers for hedgehogs. The use of poisons like slug pellets, and intensive agricultural farming also have a part to play in their decreased populations though the loss of hedges and pesticides. --------------------------------------------------------------------- #hedgehog #cam #hoglets #wild #ukmammals #hwhs #hedgehogsanctuary #harpenden #hertfordshire #charity
Release of rehabilitated wild hedgehog Woodland Park, Sandridge - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary
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Release of rehabilitated wild hedgehog Woodland Park, Sandridge - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

This is the release of Nia in to Woodland Park in Sandridge April 2022. Nia came in from a rescue after being harassed by an aggressive dog and was underweight for the time of the year late winter 2021. This is a new release site for wild hedgehogs which will be reused for future releases. A big thank you to Sandridge Council for letting us use this new release site and to Chloe, Simon, and Rebecca for their help on the day :) --------------------------------------------------------------------- HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY 🦔🐾🐾: The Charity is a family run operation with help from the local community with mother and son are involved on a daily basis. Founded in April 2015 and rescuing wildlife since the 1980s. The Charity rehabilitates Wild Hedgehogs which are sick, injured, underweight, or need help. Over the last six years we have rescued, rehabilitated, and released over 1000 injured or orphaned hedgehogs. Over 300 Hedgehogs were released back in to the wild in 2021. Based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, we cover Harpenden and the surrounding areas. We hope to use this platform to spread awareness and help promote ways you can help British Wild Hedgehogs. We use 100% of donations to help the hedgehogs. Registered Charity No. 1190048 You can help support us through donations via our Paypal Giving Fund (Please check Gift Aid if UK tax payer): https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/4046519 See more ways to support us: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/support-hedgehog-charity Subscribe to our news letter for the latest updates: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/hedgehog-news-subscriptions Our other socials: https://www.facebook.com/HornbeamWood http://www.instagram.com/hedgehogsanctuary https://www.twitch.tv/hedgehogsanctuary https://twitter.com/HornbeamWood --------------------------------------------------------------------- WHY HAS THE UK WILD HEDGEHOG POPULATION DECLINED SO MUCH SINCE THE YEAR 2000? The Wild British Hedgehog has been included in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List for British Mammals. Their population has decreased by about 30% in urban areas and 50% in rural areas since the year 2000. As of 2020, it is estimated (PTES) that up to 335k hedgehogs are killed each year on the roads. Their habitats have been diminishing and their inability to access and travel though gardens and across roads has become in most cases, impossible. Roads create invisible barriers and also physical barriers for hedgehogs. The use of poisons like slug pellets, and intensive agricultural farming also have a part to play in their decreased populations though the loss of hedges and pesticides. --------------------------------------------------------------------- #hedgehog #cam #hoglets #wild #ukmammals #hwhs #hedgehogsanctuary #harpenden #hertfordshire #charity
New hedgehog release site in Damson Way, Sandridge - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary
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New hedgehog release site in Damson Way, Sandridge - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

This is the release back in to the wild of Nip after being overwintered from a rescue late 2021 at 330g. On release Nip was over 800g and released in April 2022 into a lovely hog house made by Nigel. Nip has a n amazing area to roam in with the luxury of a wild pond nearby and lots of gardens backing on to the area should Nip prefer a garden to settle down in to :) Thank you to Sandridge Council for the kind use of land for our new 2022 release sites. This are is called Damson Way. Also thank you to Chloe, Simon, and Rebecca for their help! --------------------------------------------------------------------- HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY 🦔🐾🐾: The Charity is a family run operation with help from the local community with mother and son are involved on a daily basis. Founded in April 2015 and rescuing wildlife since the 1980s. The Charity rehabilitates Wild Hedgehogs which are sick, injured, underweight, or need help. Over the last six years we have rescued, rehabilitated, and released over 1000 injured or orphaned hedgehogs. Over 300 Hedgehogs were released back in to the wild in 2021. Based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, we cover Harpenden and the surrounding areas. We hope to use this platform to spread awareness and help promote ways you can help British Wild Hedgehogs. We use 100% of donations to help the hedgehogs. Registered Charity No. 1190048 You can help support us through donations via our Paypal Giving Fund (Please check Gift Aid if UK tax payer): https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/4046519 See more ways to support us: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/support-hedgehog-charity Subscribe to our news letter for the latest updates: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/hedgehog-news-subscriptions Our other socials: https://www.facebook.com/HornbeamWood http://www.instagram.com/hedgehogsanctuary https://www.twitch.tv/hedgehogsanctuary https://twitter.com/HornbeamWood --------------------------------------------------------------------- WHY HAS THE UK WILD HEDGEHOG POPULATION DECLINED SO MUCH SINCE THE YEAR 2000? The Wild British Hedgehog has been included in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List for British Mammals. Their population has decreased by about 30% in urban areas and 50% in rural areas since the year 2000. As of 2020, it is estimated (PTES) that up to 335k hedgehogs are killed each year on the roads. Their habitats have been diminishing and their inability to access and travel though gardens and across roads has become in most cases, impossible. Roads create invisible barriers and also physical barriers for hedgehogs. The use of poisons like slug pellets, and intensive agricultural farming also have a part to play in their decreased populations though the loss of hedges and pesticides. --------------------------------------------------------------------- #hedgehog #cam #hoglets #wild #ukmammals #hwhs #hedgehogsanctuary #harpenden #hertfordshire #charity
New release site in Sandridge for rehabilitated Hedgehogs - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary
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New release site in Sandridge for rehabilitated Hedgehogs - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

This is Nap being released back in to the wild in Skys Wood, Sandridge. Nap came in from a rescue late 2021 as an underweight hedgehog and was Overwintered at the Sanctuary. This is a new release site for 2022 which is located close to houses but in a rural setting. A big thank you to Chloe, Simon, and Rebecca for their help in this release and to Nigel for making the hedgehog house which will be well used for many hedgehog releases in that area going forward :) And the person at the start of this video is me :P A rare photo of me kindly taken by Simon! --------------------------------------------------------------------- HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY 🦔🐾🐾: The Charity is a family run operation with help from the local community with mother and son are involved on a daily basis. Founded in April 2015 and rescuing wildlife since the 1980s. The Charity rehabilitates Wild Hedgehogs which are sick, injured, underweight, or need help. Over the last six years we have rescued, rehabilitated, and released over 1000 injured or orphaned hedgehogs. Over 300 Hedgehogs were released back in to the wild in 2021. Based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, we cover Harpenden and the surrounding areas. We hope to use this platform to spread awareness and help promote ways you can help British Wild Hedgehogs. We use 100% of donations to help the hedgehogs. Registered Charity No. 1190048 You can help support us through donations via our Paypal Giving Fund (Please check Gift Aid if UK tax payer): https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/4046519 See more ways to support us: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/support-hedgehog-charity Subscribe to our news letter for the latest updates: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/hedgehog-news-subscriptions Our other socials: https://www.facebook.com/HornbeamWood http://www.instagram.com/hedgehogsanctuary https://www.twitch.tv/hedgehogsanctuary https://twitter.com/HornbeamWood --------------------------------------------------------------------- WHY HAS THE UK WILD HEDGEHOG POPULATION DECLINED SO MUCH SINCE THE YEAR 2000? The Wild British Hedgehog has been included in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List for British Mammals. Their population has decreased by about 30% in urban areas and 50% in rural areas since the year 2000. As of 2020, it is estimated (PTES) that up to 335k hedgehogs are killed each year on the roads. Their habitats have been diminishing and their inability to access and travel though gardens and across roads has become in most cases, impossible. Roads create invisible barriers and also physical barriers for hedgehogs. The use of poisons like slug pellets, and intensive agricultural farming also have a part to play in their decreased populations though the loss of hedges and pesticides. --------------------------------------------------------------------- #hedgehog #cam #hoglets #wild #ukmammals #hwhs #hedgehogsanctuary #harpenden #hertfordshire #charity
New release site for rehabilitated hedgehogs in Harpenden - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary
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Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

New release site for rehabilitated hedgehogs in Harpenden - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

This is the release back in to the wild of Hog3 an overwintered baby hoglet of late 2021. Kindly overwintered by the Dent family having been rescued at 115g late last year and released at over 950g in April 2022. A big thank you to Nigel for making this hedgehog home for our release site and to Harpenden Council for kindly letting us release rehabilitated hedgehogs back in to the wild on common land. --------------------------------------------------------------------- HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY 🦔🐾🐾: The Charity is a family run operation with help from the local community with mother and son are involved on a daily basis. Founded in April 2015 and rescuing wildlife since the 1980s. The Charity rehabilitates Wild Hedgehogs which are sick, injured, underweight, or need help. Over the last six years we have rescued, rehabilitated, and released over 1000 injured or orphaned hedgehogs. Over 300 Hedgehogs were released back in to the wild in 2021. Based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, we cover Harpenden and the surrounding areas. We hope to use this platform to spread awareness and help promote ways you can help British Wild Hedgehogs. We use 100% of donations to help the hedgehogs. Registered Charity No. 1190048 You can help support us through donations via our Paypal Giving Fund (Please check Gift Aid if UK tax payer): https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/4046519 See more ways to support us: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/support-hedgehog-charity Subscribe to our news letter for the latest updates: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/hedgehog-news-subscriptions Our other socials: https://www.facebook.com/HornbeamWood http://www.instagram.com/hedgehogsanctuary https://www.twitch.tv/hedgehogsanctuary https://twitter.com/HornbeamWood --------------------------------------------------------------------- WHY HAS THE UK WILD HEDGEHOG POPULATION DECLINED SO MUCH SINCE THE YEAR 2000? The Wild British Hedgehog has been included in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List for British Mammals. Their population has decreased by about 30% in urban areas and 50% in rural areas since the year 2000. As of 2020, it is estimated (PTES) that up to 335k hedgehogs are killed each year on the roads. Their habitats have been diminishing and their inability to access and travel though gardens and across roads has become in most cases, impossible. Roads create invisible barriers and also physical barriers for hedgehogs. The use of poisons like slug pellets, and intensive agricultural farming also have a part to play in their decreased populations though the loss of hedges and pesticides. --------------------------------------------------------------------- #hedgehog #cam #hoglets #wild #ukmammals #hwhs #hedgehogsanctuary #harpenden #hertfordshire #charity
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SENDING US DONATIONS BY CHEQUE

Donations are greatly appreciated. If you would like to donate 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
Total Looks
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.

Please note:

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.

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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.

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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 ongoing 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 keen 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 groundwork 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 business 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.

Katie Carr, Facebook Recommended Feedback

"What a lovely sanctuary in a stunning setting dedicated to sick, injured and baby wild hedgehogs. I attended a very interesting talk by Martin who was very knowledgeable and who so kindly dedicates his time helping our beautiful endangered hedgehogs. If you can please donate and support this wonderful charity."

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