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Closed 30/09/2019

raised of £520 target by 52 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,462 to help Hedgehog Rescue buy fibreglass cages for their hospital. They cost up to £260 each, but the overall project target is £6000!

    Funded on Monday, 30th September 2019

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    Hedgehog Rescue is a lovely organisation, run by volunteers, that rescue injured, orphaned and sick hedgehogs throughout S. Glos, Bristol, Bath and Somerset. In order to do that, they have a heated hedgehog hospital for hogs to stay whilst being brought back to health.

    In the hospital there is a large section of cages, which are sadly full for most of the year. These cages are now quite old and their design means that they take a HUGE amount of extremely fiddly cleaning. Having spent a full day cleaning the grilles on these old cages, believe me, a new, easy clean fibreglass design would save the Hedgehog Rescue peeps a huge amount of time in cleaning.

    Those hogs are messy devils, and think nothing of walking through their dinner and spreading it in every nook and cranny.

    So now my bit... as many people will know, I'm hitting the big 50 this year... and to raise money for Hedgehog Rescue, and get fit at the same time, I have decided to swim 50km in as short a time as I can (not all in one go.. I'm not a great swimmer.. and if I have my maths right it's the daunting target of 2000 lengths of my local pool.. gulp). I will be starting doing this the day after my birthday on April 8th... and swimming as far and as fast as I can to reach my target.

    If anyone would kindly like to donate, either in lieu of a birthday present, or as an incentive to keep swimming, that would be fantastic.

    Hedgehog Rescue have an overall target of around £6000 to replace them all (£260 each). I 'm going to start with trying to raise money for one and see how we get on... but anything above my target will go towards another hospital bed.

    UPDATE: Everyone has been so quick to sponsor me, that we've already reached the initial target... so I've upped it :)

    On their worst day in 2018, Hedgehog Rescue had 67 hedgehogs stacked high, in whatever they could be homed in. A total of 336 over the year... and it's getting worse. They are soon to reach the sad milestone of 3000 intakes since they began.

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    Thank you in advance!!! xxx



    • Elizabeth Porter3 years ago
      Elizabeth Porter

      Elizabeth Porter

      3 years ago

      It's done!!! I finally reached my target this morning... and you donated a whopping 279% of my original target! Thank you to everyone who donated... you'll be pleased to know you won't be spammed by me again :) And in way of celebration, here's a Python-esque picture to go out with... Thank you again!! xxx

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    • Elizabeth Porter3 years ago
      Elizabeth Porter

      Elizabeth Porter

      3 years ago

      After a concerted effort today of 70 lengths (the most I've done in one go)... I'm nearly there... just 101 lengths to go!!

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    • Elizabeth Porter3 years ago
      Elizabeth Porter

      Elizabeth Porter

      3 years ago

      🦔🦔🦔 It has been pointed out to me that I've not done an update for a while.. It's taking a little bit longer than I hoped for, due to back twinge issues but I'm still swimming... and definitely getting closer to the end... still time to sponsor me if you've not already done so :) Thanks! 🦔🦔🦔

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    • Chrissy Keeley

      Chrissy Keeley

      Sep 11, 2019

      Well done x


    • Melissa Tiley-Waters

      Melissa Tiley-Waters

      Sep 10, 2019


    • Anonymous


      Sep 6, 2019

      Well done Liz. A great effort

    • Paul, Orkida, and Dea Backus

      Paul, Orkida, and Dea Backus

      Sep 2, 2019

      We love you Liz! Excellent job!


    • Wendy Godridge

      Wendy Godridge

      Sep 2, 2019

      Go Liz! And Ms Tiggywinkle! xx


    • Anonymous


      Jun 30, 2019

      Swim like the wind for those hedgehogs!

    • Annabelle McLaren

      Annabelle McLaren

      May 31, 2019

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    Volunteer hog helper with Hedgehog Rescue.

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