I have a hedgehog hospital and take in sick, injured or orphaned wild hedgehogs, treat them, then release them back into the wild where they can go on to produce a healthy next generation. The casualties are brought to me by members of the public, or are referred to me from the RSPCA or veterinary practices.
I am passionate about helping save these dear, gentle and very vulnerable creatures from their present decline into extinction. Most people are kind and want to help, too, but often don't know how; the internet is a minefield of conflicting, sometimes out-of-date information.
I have been very kindly asked to hold a stall at this year's Wildlife Day Event in Hampshire, which is a wonderful opportunity to offer advice and information to those still fortunate enough to have these precious garden visitors. But it's just me, I'm not funded in any way, so my resources are limited. Everything I have goes into the treatment and rehabilitation of the hedgehogs in my care.
I need to raise enough funds to buy a stall which can be used at this, and future events, and to cover the cost of printing information and advice materials.
Unlike any other animal in the world, these inoffensive little creatures have the power to unite whole communities. The desire and will is already there, all that's needed is a little education.
If you feel you can help with a donation I would be so very grateful.