Heather Shafer, Project Administrator, at our Rhyl Through School site spotted an article recently in the local news asking for people to donate items to Hedgehog Help in Prestatyn. The hedgehog hospital was set up and is run by Tracy, who takes in injured and sick wild hedgehogs, nurses them and returns them to the wild, where possible and she is a registered carer with the British Hedgehog Preservation Society.
Heather rallied round to get some donations together and she persuaded the telehandler driver for our bricklayers to deliver the goodies and they were joined by Cllr Bob Murray (wearing the Hedgehog Help Prestatyn hat). He is a huge advocate for Tracy and the work she does.
We also have some pallets we’re going to donate, and as she does regular litter picks in the local area (she’s a litter champion with Keep Wales Tidy) we’re also going to donate some gloves as she’d find them very handy – if you’ll pardon the pun. We also dropped off a bag full of old newspapers, a bag of shredded paper (with no laminate or staples shredded in it), some tea towels and kitchen rolls.
Whilst visiting, we met one of the twenty eight hedgehogs she’s looking after at the moment and she gave me some advice that we could potentially utilise. She advised when putting up fencing we drill a few 4” or 6” holes along the bottom so the hedgehogs can still pass through and not get contained. Her Facebook page is also good for giving advice to people about what to do if you find a sick or injured hedgehog, what foods are suitable etc. More information can be found through her website http://hedgehoghelpprestatyn.org.uk/