Thursday 3rd march 2022

We donate towards new home for rescued hedgehogs in Gateshead

Taylor Wimpey North East has donated £1,000 towards brand new facilities at Hope for Hedgehogs in Ryton Woodside, Gateshead


We support Hope for Hedgehogs

Hope for Hedgehogs started out as a small facility operating from founder Sandra Lowe’s home and garden in 2018. 

It has grown into a full ‘hogspital’ run by Sandra, a former psychiatric nurse, and a group of around 20 volunteers.  

With the help of our donation, the ‘hogspital’ has been built and furnished, providing more space for the animals in the group’s care. 

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Hope for Hedgehogs receives referrals for care from the British Hedgehog Society, vets and the wider public, making the extra space incredibly important to the charity. 

We have also donated a hamper full of hedgehog care essentials including gloves, washing up liquid and cat food, as well as treats for the volunteers.
Commenting on her work at Hope for Hedgehogs, Sandra said: “I feel very fortunate to be able to do what I do. It can be incredibly hard work but also so rewarding. We currently have an 81% success rate with the hedgehogs we care for, and last year we looked after 186 hedgehogs, so we are very proud of our work. 

“Myself and the volunteers here at Hope for Hedgehogs absolutely love what we do and we’ve built a real community in the Ryton area and further afield. We are already looking at ways we can extend our care and our volunteers are currently taking on lots of extra training so we can meet the needs of the animals. 

“We are so grateful for the support of Taylor Wimpey and their donation, which has allowed us to improve our facilities.”