Who are we?
We are Homes4Hedgehogs, a group of Masters students from the University of Surrey, working with the Wildlife Aid Foundation(WAF) to raise funds for the rehabilitation and preservation of Britain's Hedgehogs.
Since the 1950s, hedgehog populations in Britain have decreased by 96% and at the current rate, could face urban extinction by 2020 and overall extinction by 2054.
Winters are a particularly tough time for hedgehogs as they need to weigh 600g to survive through winter hibernation. Due to the prolonged winter in 2018, many hoglets have been born too late to put on the required mass to survive this winter.
Aim of the project:
Our aim is to raise £12,000 in order to build specialised hedgehog shelters at the WAF headquarters in Leatherhead, Surrey. These shelters will provide a warm home over the cold winter and will cater to orphaned hoglets over the spring time.
WAF estimates that these shelters can facilitate 100 hedgehogs over this critical time in their lives, and over the next 10 years, could result in 70,000 new hedgehogs in the wild!
What will your money go towards
The state of the art hedgehog shelters will have multiple features and capabilities: These include insulation panels for the cold winters, orphan pens for hoglets and even air conditioning units for hot summers like the on that just passed.
Your support money will be spent on the following:
- Shed Foundation Setup – £1,440
- Insulation Panels – £500
- Hog Cages – £3,500
- Orphan Pens – £840
- Air Conditioning Units – £1,200
- Shed Utilities – £1,600
- Winter Feed Costs – £2,000
- Foundation Resources – £420
Overall target: £12,000
How can you help?
We have the unique opportunity to participate in wildlife preservation here in our own backyards. You can help by pledging money to our cause and by spreading the word. It takes £120 to shelter one hedgehog for the winter, so every little bit helps!
In return for your amazing help we have some rewards:
£1 minimum (Every little helps)- you will be rewarded with knowing you are helping such cute defenceless animals!
£5- you will be rewarded and thanked with a personal thank you shout out on our social media! There will also be the opportunity to receive a Pizza Hut voucher, as Guildford Pizza Hut have sponsored our campaign. This will be available for collection, from the University of Surrey campus, once the campaign has ended.
£10 - you will have a ticket in prize draw to win hedgehog merchandise!
£100- individuals that pledge £100 or more will be entered into a prize draw to win 2 London ZSL tickets
Any corporate sponsor will receive publicity and advertising for the brand. This will be prioritised based on the amount of sponsorship.
Together, we can make ''Homes 4 Hedgehogs'' and have a lasting impact on the British wildlife.
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Thank you to our current sponsors Pizza Hut Guildford and Wildlife Aid Foundation!