Last week I sent to all the Parish Councils the following note that I put together for the local Hedgehog Hospital. I am hoping it will also find it's way into the Parish newsletters - if anyone reading this is interested do get in touch with Annie - also see this Saturday details below of fundraiser for hospital.
WANTED! Hedgehog Wardens and Hedgehog-friendly carpenter
In 2008 Annie Parfitt set up a Hedgehog hospital near Brimscombe in response to news that hedgehogs are dying out at a rate of about a fifth of the population every four years. Indeed hedgehogs are now so threatened that they are on the British wildlife endangered list.
Annie and her team of volunteers have been raising money since then and established a number of sheds to treat injured, sick, underweight and orphaned hedgehogs and hoglets. They have been able to save many hedgehogs before releasing them into the wild again. Now they want to raise more awareness locally and find out more about the local hedgehog populations. Annie is seeking a volunteer in each village to become a 'Hedgehog Warden' - please contact Annie if you are interested on 01453 886424.
The Hedgehog Hospital would also love help from a volunteer carpenter with a few hours spare, as they have got so much more they want to do with their hospital. For more information see the website www.helpahedgehog.org/
Plant Sale, coffee morning and fun family day
Sunday 13th June at Bussage Village Hall 10am - 1pm. The Hedgehog Hospital have a plant sale at the family fun day including bouncy castle, face painting, treasure hunt, cream teas, cakes, coffees and lots more. There will be a couple of hedgehogs to meet. They are fundraising now for a Secure Pre Release Pen and Sheds for Mums and Babies.