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Hungry Hog Appeal 2020

As we end this challenging year we find all our hedgehog rescues are full and overflowing with poorly little hoggies needing care.

Fund-raising has been challenging this year, with most of our events being cancelled, with only a few fund-raising stalls going ahead and a few zoom talks for schools.

However, there are loads of hungry mouths to feed over the next few months, so its all go to get the food to the rescues to feed these hoggies. Just imagine, one rescue with 40 mouths to feed – thats 20 cans of food a day!! We estimate there are over 1000 prickly patients in the hogspitals and rescues in Norfolk, at this time – that’s a massive amount of HUNGRY HOGS!

Over the next few weeks we will be collecting FOOD, cans of dog/cat food, pouches of dog/cat food, cat/kitten biscuits, hedgehog food. They are not fussy, they just need to eat, cheap stuff will be fine.

We will be setting up collection points wherever we can – keep looking.

Please help us to help the hedgehogs we so love visiting our gardens.

 


Collection points

North Walsham Garden centre, Norwich Road, North Walsham.

Millhouse Veterinary Hospital, 20 Tennyson Avenue, Kings Lynn PE30 2QG

Private House – 9 Coldershaw Road, Hellesdon, Norwich

Private House – 2 Primrose Lane, Sheringham.

Samuel’s farm Shop & Butchers, Market Lane, Walpole St Andrew, PE14 7LT

Private House – 19 Mountfield Avenue, Hellesdon, NR6 5HW

More to be added……..

 


With the current situation we are unable to fund raise in our normal way.

All the rescue centres in Norfolk are continuing to care for and take in our poor prickly friends who need help – so we are continuing to support them in their valuable work.

We do have some dwindling funds, so will continue to help with food, meds and any other needs to all the rescues in need (most have ceased fund raising too) to help them through this period.

Any donations would be very gratefully received .

Sales.

If you spot something you’d like on our sales page, please message us and we can reserve for you – we are still continuing to add new crafted items (we are keeping busy) .


Mission Statement

Our mission is to make a positive difference in helping to stop the decline of hedgehogs in Norfolk.

Objectives.

  • To raise awareness of the plight of hedgehogs and the dangers they face so as to reduce their suffering
  • To increase the number of ‘hedgehog friendly’ gardens in Norfolk.
  • To raise funds through donations, sales, events and social media.
  • To distribute funds to support rescue centres and individuals who rescue and provide care for hedgehogs in Norfolk.

Hodmedods Hedgehog Support was set up in 2016, with the first big event being held Fairhaven Woodland and Water Gardens in October 2016.

What do we do and how do we do it!!

School talks/Adult group talks – Powerpoint presentation with small videos. Talks are free, but we do ask for donations of dog/cat/hedgehog food which we distribute to rescue centres to help feed the hoggies in care.

Hedgehog Awareness Events – Information given, displays boards, quizzes, children’s activities, gift sales, hedgehog food sales etc.

Mini shop/stalls – Sales of hedgehog gifts, clothing and misc items (bought or donated)

Tombola – we love our fun, prize every time Tombolas.

Charlie’s Helpline for Hedgehogs – A one stop Helpline  – need help with a hedgehog in Norfolk, phone our helpline for advice and rescue.

Open 8am – 8pm.

07835 498970

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Herbert Hedgehog

Herbert Hedgehog in Hogspital by R Butler

In 2017 Rachael wrote and illustrated this amazing book, based on the information given in our school talks.

We all fell in love with Herbert and with her permission Herbert became our mascot. Rachael has continued to support us, with her book and illustrations. We now have a whole range of Herbert merchandise to purchase.

Books are available from us, or from Amazon – with a donation for us for every book sold.

Herbert Hedgehog

Lisa Angel Necklace

Lisa Angel Jewellery are making this lovely hedgehog necklace, with £1.50 from every sale being donated to us.

Our first donation of an amazing £200 was received in December 2019, which has gone towards some of the 16 Hampers we are giving to the little rescues around Norfolk, to help with all the little hoggies they have in care for the winter.

Rescues and Carers

We aim to help any rescue or carer in Norfolk, who asks for help to continue their work, in helping our hedgehogs.

This could be help with food or medication for hoggies, equipment or even building Hogspitals. We also offer a free loan on equipment.

Some of the rescues who have benefitted to far………

  • Hallswood Animal Sanctuary – Hogspital, equipment and food
  • Hedgehog Haven, North Norfolk – costs towards Hogspital, food and equipment.
  • Wild Touch – food and equipment.
  • Suzanne’s Hedgehog Rescue – food and equipment.
  • Mels Hedgehog Rescue – food and equipment.
  • Foxy Lodge – food
  • Tracy, Long Stratton – food and equipment, costs towards Hogspital.
  • Richard, Aylsham – hutches, equipment and food
  • Rachel, Downham market – food and equipment.
  • Connie, Hethersett – food
  • Katie, Poringland – food and equipment
  • Pact, Hingham – equipment and supplies
  • Emma, Terrington St Clements – Food and equipment
  • Bruce, North Elmham – food

How can you help – help always wanted.


EVENT VOLUNTEERS

One way you could help us is to become an event volunteer. We are always pleased to have help at any of our events. If you’d like to volunteer to help please contact us.

Duties on the day will be varied and depending on which Event you choose may include any or all of the following:

1) helping to unload merchandise/equipment from vehicles and carrying into the venue
2) taking money for retail sales
3) handing out information leaflets about hedgehogs and promoting our future Events
4) helping with children’s craft activities at the event
5) doing our educational quizzes with children
6) chatting to people about ideas to make their gardens more hedgehog friendly
7) helping to repack at the end of the Event and return merchandise/equipment to the vehicles. 
8)outdoor events may require you to lend a hand with erecting the gazebo but it’s an easy and straightforward one!
9) staffing the tombola stall – this is fun, with a prize every time.

HELPLINE VOLUNTEERS

Are you a stay at home person, could you take our helpline telephone for a day/week or so. Training will be given – answer the calls, take details, then using our database/list find a rescue who can take the casualty! Arrange with finders or our team of First Responders to get them safely to the rescue.