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Meal helps feed hedgehogs
2:00pm Sunday 17th February 2013 in News
AN event has raised enough money to feed 10 hedgehogs for a week at a Vale wildlife hospital.
A charity meal hosted by the Vegan Three Counties group on Sunday, January 20, raised £100, enough to feed 10 hedgehogs at the Vale Wildlife Hospital in Beckford, as well as another 10 at Malvern Hedgehog Hospital.
This winter so far has seen a huge increase in hedgehogs in rescue centres across the country, with the Vale Wildlife Hospital, the largest local centre, seeing a 70 per cent increase in hedgehogs in its care compared with last year.
A number of copies of The Natural Hedgehog, written by Worcestershire author Lenni Sykes, were signed by actress Virginia McKenna, and other celebrity-signed items such as a guitar autographed by Brian May have also been received by the hospital and will be auctioned of to raise funds.
For more information visit valewildlife.org.uk. For advice on what to do if you find a hedgehog call 01386 882288 or 01584 890801.