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Charity of the Month - The Wildlife Trusts

Charity of the Month - The Wildlife Trusts
By Charlotte 2 months ago

We’re delighted to be supporting The Wildlife Trusts as our charity of the month throughout October! During the month, you can round up your orders to the nearest £ at the checkout and all money raised will be donated to The Wildlife Trusts, a registered charity no. 207238.

We’ll also be matching donations so whatever you donate, we’ll donate the same amount, therefore doubling the total amount raised for the charity.

The Wildlife Trusts believe people are part of nature; everything we value ultimately comes from it and everything we do has an impact on it.

Wherever you are, Wildlife Trusts people, places and projects are never far away, improving life for wildlife and people.

We believe that by working together, we can change the natural world for the better; everyone has a part to play.

To find out more about the vital work that The Wildlife Trusts does please visit their here.

Helping Hedgehogs This Autumn:

Autumn is an important time for Hedgehogs as they get ready for hibernation. This means surviving for many months without food or water while living off their own fat reserves that they build up in Autumn. As the season progresses, many people ask how we can help hedgehogs to build up their reserves ready for the winter months. Not only this, but hedgehogs also need a home to settle down into for the winter.

“Hedgehogs are found across the UK, absent only from some Scottish islands. Gardens, hedgerows, woodlands, grasslands, parks and cemeteries are all important hedgehog habitats. Adult hedgehogs travel between 1-2km per night over home ranges as big as 10-20 hectares in size. In suburban areas, this means they range over entire housing estates and neighbourhoods.”

“To save the hedgehog we need people to work together with neighbours to make small changes that will make a big difference. This is crucial because no garden or green space can help hedgehogs in isolation, but when they are linked together hedgehogs can thrive in any location.”

How can you help?

Help hedgehogs to get around by making holes and access points in fences and barriers to link up the gardens in your neighbourhood. Find out more here.

By providing safe places for hedgehogs to live, you’re much more likely to see these prickly creatures in your garden. Find information on how to build a hedgehog home here.

You can download a booklet which provides all the vital information about helping hedgehogs this Autumn here.

FREE PDF Hedgehog Patterns:

Throughout September we’re also offering our hedgehog knitting and crochet patterns as FREE to download as a PDF - Print at home pattern to raise awareness of this endangered species.

DK Hedgehog Toy Knitting Pattern

Hedgehog Toy Crochet Pattern

Last Month’s Charity: Throughout September we helped to support Young Lives Vs Cancer and raised over an incredible £1,935 thanks to your checkout donations and our matched donations. Thank you so much to everyone who donated!

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