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My 2018 Christmas Appeal

December 10, 2018 12:50 PM

Every year I do a local Xmas Appeal. Last year it was for Christmas presents for those elderly patients in the DGH on Christmas Day, and the previous year for youngsters who'd recently left being in care. And on both occasions you, my Facebook friends, stepped up incredibly generously. Thank you.

This year another vulnerable group is in need. Only it's an animal - our very own wild baby hedgehogs!!

A great local wildlife charity which I'm sure many of you will know is called WRAS, and they've been protecting and looking after wild animals for decades.

And WRAS told me that what they could really do with at the minute are 20 Hedgehog Houses.

Yup. I was initially as surprised as you.......as didn't know they lived in houses?!

But apparently the 100 or so baby hedgehogs WRAS rescue every year, after they've been weaned by the hedgehog volunteer team, need to spend a little time in a sort of halfway house before being released to an outside pen, and then back into the wild.

I've pasted a photo below of one of their current houses, along with its tenant, which I saw when visiting them recently.

The target is £800 folks which is a lot of money but with each house costing forty quid, that'll mean WRAS are totally in-stock for the rest of this winter. More info can be seen on the Justgiving site they've launched for my Appeal.

Please join me in supporting them. WRAS are good people doing good, by protecting those wild animals who live amongst and around us.

Click on the justgiving site below to donate. Thank you.

https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/MPsChristmasAppeal18?fbclid=IwAR2t7OKjwNrle921z0ZRH-yd8Fk7wEqH8Hc2CHUepqXYu9fAICgNoTfzGH4