Friends of Chorley Hedgehog Rescue
This challenge took place on Saturday, 9 September, 2017.
About the group
We are raising money with a sponsored walk for Chorley Hedgehog Rescue. We are Julie (wicked step-mother) and Luize (good step-daughter) who realise this tiny rescue centre is badly in need of funds to support the amazing lady Janette who cares for sick and injured hedgehogs all on her own, out of her own pocket, in her own home with just the help of kind volunteers and donations.
Our fundraising page.
Fundraising for Chorley Hedgehog Rescue
Chorley Hedgehog Rescue does exactly what it says on the tin... rescues hedgehogs. The rescue is one lady on her own - Janette Jones, a qualified Hedgehog Rehabilitator and let me tell you, there aren't many of them about!
Janette never refuses a hedgehog treatment. She takes them in to her own house and treats each and every one with absolute love and attention to bring them back to full health for release back into the wild. She does all this with no government funding, just donations from kind people. Janette relies on donations of food such as kitten biscuits and meal worms. Every day the hedgehogs have to be cleaned, a job which can take one person 16 hours! Newspapers and towels for hedgehog beds are desperately needed every day.
Have a look at the Facebook page just to see that there aren't enough hours in the day to post regularly due to the amount of hedgehogs Janette has to care for. There's also a shopping list of supplies Janette needs every day. They run out very quickly. Hedgehogs with terrible strimmer injuries, worms, ticks, and dehydration come in at the rate of 3 to 6 per day. Not all can be released into the wild as they are too small. Janette has to care for them over the winter and release them in Spring.
Luize and I are hoping that everyone who reads this will promise to sponsor us. It's as easy as sending a few quid to the fundraising link. We are not endurance walkers by a long shot. We've been practising on a peak each week before our final foray on the 9th September 2017. It took me three days to get the use of my legs back after Ingleborough! We hope to post regular updates of our progress on the day on ours and Chorley Hedgehog Rescue Facebook pages. I'm Luize's Evil Step-Mother so will be attempting to feed her dodgy apples on the way round!
For anyone who loves these prickly little creatures, please donate and/or sponsor us so Janette can improve the facilities for the hoglets and her own sake. Without her a lot of these hedgehogs would die painful deaths!
If anyone is interested in volunteering at the Rescue, all genuine offers of physical help cleaning are appreciated but if you can't do that, send some food or old towels, newspapers, old fleeces, rubber gloves, the list is neverending!
Thank you for reading this. Feel free to message me on Facebook if you want any more information.
Homepage of Chorley Hedgehog Rescue.