2016 saw the launch of Hodmedod’s Hedgehog Support, a non profit organisation.
Our Mission is to make a positive difference in helping to stop the decline of hedgehogs in Norfolk.
- To raise awareness of the plight of hedgehogs and the dangers they face, so as to reduce their suffering.
- To increase the numbers 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
2016 saw the launch of this project with a Hedgehog Day at Fairhaven Water Gardens in October.
This was followed by a stall at the Christmas Market at Norfolk Snow Sports Club in November, then a stall at the Hallswood Christmas Fair and at Taverham Garden Centre in December.
We managed to raise enough funds to be able to supply some food and help to several rescue centres over this winter period.
2017 saw us take on a whole new project – Hallswood Hogspital – which we are pleased to say is now up and running.
We also had numerous stalls and events to raise awareness and funds for several rescues.
Please see our events page for 2018 events planned so far.
School talks too – we visit schools, where we give talks on hedgehog awareness, trying to encourage everyone to make their gardens hedgehog friendly. The schools then have a ‘whip round’ and everyone brings in some dog/cat/hedgehog food which we collect up and distribute to Rescue centres, to help them feed the poorly hogs they look after.
Following their hedgehog awareness talk Old Catton Junior School had a food collection for us – for food for the hedgehog rescue centres – look at this amazing amount of food they collected.
Norfolk knitters have been busy knitting hedgehogs for us, which we’ve been re-homing – to help raise funds. Over £400 was raised in 2017 from these.
On 23rd September 2017 we went international………
Quilly Fine Fettle
As the official Asia/Oceania “branch” of Hodmedod’s Hedgehog Support (https://www.facebook.com/HodmedodsHedgehogSupport/), we were created out of love for both the plush hedgehogs made by talented knitters and crocheters in Norfolk and hedgehogs in general.
Our purpose? To provide continued support for Hodmedod’s Hedgehog Support and their cause by expanding their reach and making their soft plush friends more conveniently available for purchase/adoption in Asia and the Oceania region (including Australia), with our headquarters conveniently located in Singapore.
Helping Norfolks Hedgehog Rescuers.
We’ve had a rescue centre close in Norfolk, so we purchased lots of equipment from them, to distribute to other rescues in Norfolk. We have managed to purchase all this equipment and distribute to several other rescues – at no cost to the rescues – thus enabling them to continue their work with the rescued hedgehogs.
I have been informed that the extra cages which went to Hedgehog Haven, North Norfolk, were cleaned and full of new patients within 2 days! They were certainly needed.
We have also been trying to support Suzanne’s Hedgehog Rescue in Walpole St Peter, Norfolk.
Suzanne prints lovely hedgehog items for sale, so we have purchased some of her items to sell, to raise funds for her rescue .
We have several lovely people making hedgehog items for us, which we sell on our stalls and at events.
See our sales page for some of the items we sell.
We have been helping some of the Rescue centres to foster out their rescued hedgehogs for the winter.
These are mostly the Autumn Juveniles who came into the centres before the winter, but were too small to hibernate. Once they are fit and healthy they have to stay in for the winter, until they can be released back into the wild in the spring. These we can foster out to carers.
We have been helping by finding willing fosterers, purchasing Zoozone cages and heat mats, which we ‘free loan’ to the fosterers for the winter. We can then arrange with the rescue centre for a home check and bring them a little hoggie to look after for the winter.
This helps reduce the huge burden the rescue centres have to feed and care for all these hoggies – thus enabling them to care for more of the poorly hoggies, who need more care and medication.
After one of our school talks a child took our booklet home – well Mum was hooked!
She then wrote and illustrated a book.
Herbert Hedgehog in Hogspital Rescue
Available from us or Amazon, with 50p from each sale coming to us, to help hedgehogs.
Following on from this we now have Herbert merchandise and Herbert clothing for our school talks.
Seabreeze is a knitted hedgehog, who was lucky enough to be adopted by Janet and Robin.
Seabreeze has had some very remarkable adventures – and still is!
Skiing during the winter months and cycled around Europe for the summer.
Follow some of the travels of on Facebook.
We have an agreement with a local food supplier.
We buy Hedgehog food, which we can sell, with all profits going to helping hedgehogs, a real bargain.
130g pots only £1.50 normally £1.99
750g pouch only £4 normally £4.99
Various sizes from £1
Hedgehog Lovers gift packs – hedgehog food, 2 feeding pots, hedgehog key ring, hedgehog hand painted plaque (all differ) and mealworms – all for £8.
See us on Facebook –
Hodmedods Hedgehog Support and also see our sale page Hodmedods Hedgehog Support Charity – raising funds for little prickles.
Support given to:
- Hallswood Animal Sanctuary
- Wild Touch
- Greensted Hedgehog Rescue
- Les Monts Hedgehog Rescue
- Suzannes Hedgehog Rescue
- Hellesdon Hedgehog Rehab
- Hedgehog Haven North Norfolk
- Foxy Lodge Wildlife Rescue, Hemsby.
Hutches for Suzannes
Food for Wild Touch
Also food given to and sold(at trade price) to hedgehog carers and fosterers.
Always wanted donations
Tombola prizes (however small)
Gifts and crafts
Any help, no matter what, running stalls or events, sponsorship etc.
I’m sure if the hedgehogs could they would thank you for your kind help.
Thank you so much.