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Meet The Hedgehogs - Channel 5

Channel 5 | 12 Dec 2017
Steve Backshall helps healed hogs back into the wild.

Queen legend Brian May visits Ditton Infant School for Amazing Grace hedgehog campaign

Kent Online | 21 Sept 2017
Queen legend Brian May spoke to youngsters about his fight to save the UK's hedgehogs during a visit to an infant school today.

Meet the Hedgehogs - What's on TV 

What's On TV | 20 June 2017
Everyone loves a hedgehog – especially rocker and wildlife nut Brian May.
  

Queen's Brian May and naturalist Steve Backshall on Meet The Hedgehogs

QUEEN guitarist Brian May and naturalist Steve Backshall team up to save Britain’s hedgehogs.

Brian May and Steve BackshalPH

Queen guitarist Brian May and naturalist Steve Backshall team up to save Britain’s hedgehogs

He may be a rock god, but Queen guitarist Brian May is also an animal campaigner of note. Already famous for fighting against fox hunting and the government’s badger cull, last year Brian set up a hedgehog charity, Amazing Grace, in Windlesham, Surrey. 

The reason? Hedgehogs are in catastrophic decline in the UK. Sixty years ago it was estimated that 30 million hedgehogs called the UK home; now only about a million remain. Loss of habitat as a result of overdevelopment, the use of insecticides that kill their food, a penchant for fenced-off lawns that prevent them roaming, and collisions with cars and lawn strimmers are mostly to blame. 

Determined to help, last year Brian teamed up with Anne Brummer of Surrey’s Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue. They’d already launched the Save Me animal rights campaign in 2009 to fight fox hunting and badger culls, and now they’ve set up Amazing Grace. 

“All kinds of people in the public eye talk a lot about the extinction of tigers,” muses Brian, 69. “The hedgehog in our own country is declining at roughly the same rate the tiger is, so you have to think we should really be dealing with what’s on our doorstep first.”

Rock god to hedgehog hero is an unlikely trajectory… “I’m not a hero. I just do what I can,” demurs Brian. 

“If I hadn’t met Anne, none of this would have happened. I had the will in my life, I always felt for animals, but I didn’t have any skills and I didn’t have any knowledge. Because I’m well-known, I’m able to have an effect out there, and so it’s good to use notoriety to good effect.”

Brian sprinkles stardust on this week’s Channel 5 documentary Meet The Hedgehogs, presented by Steve Backshall, which highlights the charity’s work, reveals what we can do to make our gardens hedgehog friendly, and generally celebrates the UK’s only spiky mammal. 

Anne and her team at Harper Asprey rescue about 750 hedgehogs every year and provide round-the-clock care in nursing them back to health. But Steve also meets private individuals who’ve dedicated their lives to helping the little creatures. Since 1980, Elaine Drewery, an OAP from Authorpe, Lincolnshire, has turned her house into a hedgehog sanctuary, funding their care with her pension and donations. 

Many of the hedgehogs under Elaine’s care have had excruciating encounters with garden strimmers. “Their spines are no match for strimmers, which can cause fatal injuries,” explains Steve. “To avoid casualties, check for wildlife first.” 

Even London’s parks used to be a hedgehog haven. “Hedgehogs used to be a common sight in all London’s parks, but now there’s just one breeding population left, in Regent’s Park,” explains Steve. 

“It was also common to spot a hedgehog in your garden years ago, but now it’s thought nearly half of us have never seen one on our lawn. But encouraging them to come is easier than you think.”

Helping them keep hydrated is an important first step, says Brian. “So many of the hedgehogs that come in [to the centre] are dehydrated, so if you’re going to put something out for them, put out a dish of water,” he says. Also, provide food such as cat food, dog food, nuts or raisins, but not milk or cheese – hedgehogs are lactose intolerant. 

Steve asks us to remember that hedgehogs are nature’s gardeners, feeding on anything we might regard as pests. “So anything you put into your garden targeting those pests, such as chemicals and pesticides, will end up targeting hedgehogs.”

Other hedgehog-friendly tips include cutting a hedgehog-sized hole in the bottom of your garden fence, providing them freedom to roam, because hedgehogs can cover several kilometres per day in their search for food.

Steve is hopeful that ordinary Brits can help prevent the extinction of a species that, last year, topped a poll by the Royal Society of Biology as Brits’ favourite mammal. 

“All hedgehogs are precious,” explains Steve. “They’ve been around longer than the sabre-toothed tiger or woolly mammoths, so they’re tough little creatures that deserve to be here for many years to come.”

MEET THE HEDGEHOGS, Next week, Channel 5

https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/life/814069/Queen-Brian-May-Steve-Backshall-Channel-5-Meet-The-HedgehogsSteve Backshall's Hedgehog Rescue

  

Radio Times | Jane Rackham
Our hedgehog population has declined dramatically. They were once a common sight in our gardens but some of us have never seen one in the wild. Steve Backshall meets people who are helping them survive...

Amazing Grace - NEW Single by Brian May & Kerry Ellis

Queen Official Site | 4 May 2016
Dr Brian May's Save Me Trust and Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue are launching a new campaign #AmazingGrace aimed at...

Steve Backshall, Helen Glover and hedgehogs visit Cookham Parish Council

Windsor Express | 3 May 2017
A visit from a popular TV presenter, a two-time Olympic rowing gold medallist and some prickly guests spiced up the build-up to a parish council meeting last night.

Brian May launches local hedgehog week

Your Local Guardian | 30 April 2017
Dr Brian May's hedgehog week kicked off yesterday with a meet and greet that was popular with residents. 

Michael Gove on Twitter: "Delighted to meet up with the ...

Twitter | 29 April 2017
Delighted to meet up with the @HedgehogGrace team in Windlesham today

Surrey Heath village set to become 'first hedgehog friendly village'

Eagle Radio News | 24 April 2017
A Surrey village is aiming to become the county's first 'hedgehog friendly village'. 

Hedgehog Awareness Week: Brian May backs Windlesham's bid to become Surrey's first 'hedgehog-friendly' village

Get Surrey | 19 April 2017
Queen legend Brian May is once again backing Britain's hedgehogs ahead of Hedgehog Awareness Week. 

Viva the Hedgehog!

Brian May | 8 April 2017
Filming Hedgehogs: Great day with the great Steve Backshall filming our hedgehog pals 

Amazing Grace visits Lyndhurst

Lyndhurst School | 6 July 2016
In assembly time today Year 3 to 6 were lucky enough to meet a very special visitor - GRACE THE HEDGEHOG!

Brian May Archives | Hugh Warwick

Hugh Warwick | 26 April 2016
Hugh Warwick: Hedgehog-loving ecologist and author

We are the Champions...For Hedgehogs: Queen legend comes to the rescue of iconic creature

Express | 26 April 2016
QUEEN legend Brian May is becoming king of the hedgehogs to stop the much-loved creatures from vanishing into oblivion. 

Brian May launches #AmazingGrace campaign to save Britain's Hedgehogs

Music-News | 20 April 2016
Dr Brian May's Save Me Trust and Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue launch #AmazingGrace campaign to save Britain's Hedgehogs.
 
Press Releases 

PRESS RELEASE

Lightwater and Bagshot to become hedgehog Friendly Villages 

Come and Meet Grace the Hedgehog and her friends at the Red Lion in Lightwater on Saturday 9th June 2018 10 am to 4 pm

Lightwater and Bagshot residents are being invited to make their villages ‘Hedgehog Friendly’ by a 7 foot tall hedgehog called Grace!

Local wildlife charity Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue is working hard to make Surrey Heath the first ‘Hedgehog Friendly” Borough in Britain.

Hedgehogs have been voted Britain’s favourite wild animal and were even suggested to be our national symbol - but they are in massive decline - with populations dropping by an alarming 33% since the year 2000.

Save Me Trust founder and Queen guitarist, Dr Brian May said: “It is shocking that Hedgehogs could face extinction in the UK”.  “We must unite and give these wonderful creatures a chance”.

Grace Days are fun days for all the family. Come and meet Grace and her friends and learn more about making your garden ‘Hedgehog Friendly”.

There will be stalls with hedgehog gifts and a raffle prize to win a framed hedgehog print signed by Brian May.

Anne Brummer, trustee of Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue said: “We have lots of tips and advice on planting, access and how to make your garden a safe, natural place for hedgehogs to live. These Grace days are incredibly popular - and so much fun. There is so much to do for all the family - you can relax and enjoy some of Kerri and Jason’s wonderful food, whilst the kids can be safe in the wonderful garden at the Red Lion - Why not come and see for yourself?”

Anne continued “Of course, there is a serious side to this, hedgehogs are in massive decline across the UK, so we are asking everyone to  do some simple things in their own gardens, because, if everyone did something - things would be much better for the local hedgehogs in Lightwater and Bagshot”

The Amazing Grace campaign is run by Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue and supported by British Hedgehog Preservation Society and Dr Brian May’s Save Me Trust. It has already made Windlesham - Surrey’s first hedgehog friendly village and is currently working in Heatherside and Parkside. On Saturday, 9th June - we’ll begin making  Lightwater and Bagshot ‘Hedgehog Friendly” - but they will be visiting every ward in Surrey Heath Borough soon.

For more information about Amazing Grace please visit our website www.gracethehedgehog.co.uk or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information on Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue Please visit www.hawr.co.uk

For more information on Dr Brian May’s Save Me Trust please visit www.savemetrust.org

For the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, please visit  www.britishhedgehogs.org.uk

 

"Meet the Hedgehogs" TV Documentary  

Tuesday 20th June 2017

8pm on Channel 5

Everyone loves hedgehogs!

Brian May, Guitar legend and founder of the supergroup Queen, will be appearing in this 60 minute documentary with Steve Backshall, Naturalist and TV Presenter.

In this charming documentary, Steve Backshall visits the Surrey village of Windlesham - the ’Hedgehog Friendly’ village following a campaign by Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue who are based in the village. Queen legend Brian May supports the centre which shares the buildings with Brian’s own animal welfare charity, Save Me Trust. 

We get to see a unique insight into the workings of a wildlife rescue centre and the challenges faced by some of it’s ‘spiky’ patients. The cameras followed the centre’s founder, Anne Brummer and her team of volunteers as they help sick, injured and orphaned hedgehogs, each with their own unique problems and needs.

We get to meet ‘Baby Natalie’ who was tragically orphaned before her eyes were even open, Abbie who has a painful abscess on her leg, Claude who needs to be rescued and Ernie on his journey back to the wild.

We get to follow them on their individual journeys and experience some of the ups and downs that Anne and her incredible team of volunteers experience on a day to day basis. 

Steve Backshall talks with Brian May about Hedgehogs and why wildlife is so important to him. In a revealing interview, the rock legend shares his concerns for the future of hedgehogs and explains some of the things that we can all do to help wildlife in our gardens.

Amazing Grace is a campaign to save Britain’s hedgehogs. Anne and the team at Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue have already made their home village of Windlesham ‘Hedgehog Friendly’, by working with the local community they have surveyed the local population and provided every resident with a leaflet on how to make their own garden ‘hedgehog-friendly’. The campaign is now working on a further four towns and villages.

Anne Brummer - trustee and founder of Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue - said “Hedgehogs are in serious trouble, their numbers have declined massively over the last 20 years and they need help”.

"We named the campaign after Grace who was injured and orphaned when she came to the rescue centre last year”, Anne continued “We plan to make villages, towns, and cities all over the UK Hedgehog Friendly by working together with local communities. We are looking for volunteers who want be a Hedgehog Champion in their local area - they just need to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Steve also travels the country meeting other people dedicated to helping the hogs, finds out how to make our gardens more appealing to the animals, goes on a night-time hedgehog-spotting walk in London’s Regent’s Park and meets Derek, a bald hog whose spines fell out because of stress.

PRESS CONTACTS

Contact Phil Symes

Note to Editors; Anne Brummer is available for interviews

 

 

 

Amazing Grace Press Release Main 25th April 2016 

Dr. Brian May’s Save Me Trust and Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue launch #AmazingGrace campaign to save Britain’s dwindling hedgehog population

The UK’s hedgehogs are in trouble. Our hedgehog population has dropped dramatically from 35 million to less than a million in the last forty years. We want to highlight the dangers faced by hedgehogs in Britain today and the threat of how they could be extinct by 2025 - that’s less than 10 years - unless we can help them. 

Dr. Brian May’s Save Me Trust and Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue are launching a new campaign #AmazingGrace aimed at raising public awareness of the plight of our nation’s favourite wild animal, the hedgehog. The campaign will be launched in the House of Commons on Tuesday, April 26, sponsored by Members of Parliament Andrea Jenkyns MP and Oliver Colville MP, where attendees will be introduced to the star of the campaign, Grace, a rescued hedgehog. 

Grace can be seen in the launch video -

Link here: www.gracethehedgehog.co.uk 

Those attending the launch event will have the chance to hear Dr. Brian May and Kerry Ellis performing their special version of the classic “Amazing Grace” - the theme song for the campaign.

The Save Me Trust and Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue ‘Grace’ campaign calls on the public to support their efforts by making a video or picture ‘selfie’ quoting one of the “Amazing Grace” hedgehog facts found on its website and share the ‘selfie’ with friends on social media using the hashtag #AmazingGrace.   

The campaign is designed to create awareness of the threat to the hedgehog population and show that doing a few simple things could make a real difference to grace and her friends. 

Dr. Brian May founder of the Save Me Trust said: “How shocking that hedgehogs are in danger of extinction in this country. We have destroyed most of the hogs' habitat by over-development, and ruined what’s left with poisons and restrictions on their movement. We CAN unite and give these wonderful creatures a chance. Help us spread the news.”   

Anne Brummer, CEO of the Save Me Trust and founder of Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue said: “We have seen a worrying decline in hedgehogs at our rescue over recent years. It is the impact of man. We are losing so much of our flora and fauna and we need to act now. We decided to raise awareness of the challenges that Grace and her fellow hedgehogs face and encourage everyone to get involved and make changes. There are simple changes that you can make to your garden to become Grace friendly. If we all do something we can help hedgehogs survive in the UK. Without our support there is a real danger they will be gone from the UK forever.  Let’s help save Grace.”

#AmazingGrace Saving Britain’s Hedgehogs Launch Event:

Tuesday 26th April, 10am to 12pm, Attlee Suite Portcullis House

Dr. Brian May and Kerry Ellis will perform twice “LIVE” at 10.45am and 11.45am. Journalists and Photographers are invited to attend the event.

Room Sponsored by Andrea Jenkyns MP and Oliver Colville MP

 For further information:

 Media Enquires: Phil Symes

#AmazingGrace campaign - Anne Brummer c/o

Nigel Palmer, Save Me Trust/Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue

Tel: 01344 623106

Email: [email protected]savemetrust.org

 

 

 

Amazing Grace Press Release - National Media 25th April 2016

Saving Britain’s hedgehogs - one village at a time 

When was the last time you saw a hedgehog? It seems for more and more of us the answer is ‘years ago’, before we recall hearing them ‘snuffling’ around our gardens in search of food and water. 

The decline in Britain’s hedgehogs has been rapid; during the 1960s it was estimated that Britain had around 35 million hedgehogs but by 2015 that estimate had dropped to under 1 million.

So where have all the hedgehogs gone you might ask and the truth is that there isn’t one simple answer. It is a combination of factors, mostly associated to modern living and farming techniques that have systematically separated and removed the food and habitat from our favourite wild animal.

The picturesque village of Windlesham, in the heart of Surrey’s commuter belt nestled between the M3 and the A30 may not seem the obvious choice to save Britain’s hedgehogs, but Anne Brummer who founded the Rescue centre from her home over thirty years ago has got to know the area and wildlife so well over that time, that is was a natural choice.

We named the campaign Amazing Grace; Grace is a rescue hedgehog who came to us orphaned and suffering from a deep cut to her neck, luckily she soon responded to the treatment and care, however, she didn’t weigh enough to survive hibernation, so, it was decided that she would ‘over-winter’ with us before being released back to the wild. 

Whilst at the rescue centre, Grace became the star in a series of short video’s to highlight some of the threats and dangers that hedgehogs face everyday in our modern world, it was during this time that she won the heart of rock legend Brian May, guitarist and founding member of Queen, who has been supporting the rescue centre for many years.

Brian was so moved by the plight of Britain’s hedgehogs that he offered to record his version of the classic song ‘Amazing Grace’ with his friend, singer and actress, Kerry Ellis. 

Brian said “How shocking that hedgehogs are in danger of extinction in this country. We have destroyed most of the hogs' habitat by over-development, and ruined what’s left with poisons and restrictions on their movement. We CAN unite and give these wonderful creatures a chance. Help us spread the news.”

"Amazing Grace is a community led campaign to save Britain’s hedgehogs - one village or town at a time" said Anne Brummer. "We have lots of tips and advice about how you can make your garden, office grounds, community green space or farmland hedgehog friendly and if its good for hedgehog’s, it will benefit other wildlife as well”

Making Windlesham hedgehog friendly is all about the community coming together and working as one to save our hedgehogs’. Like many villages, we have seen a lot of new development for much needed housing, however the loss of green and brown field sites, woodland copse and farmland has all impacted on our wildlife, but that isn’t the only reason hedgehogs are rapidly declining: a lot of the problems are from changes in the way we live in the modern world.

Back in 1970 the UK had around 8 million cars on the road, by 2015 the number was 25.8 million: road kill is a major killer of all wildlife, in the home and garden things have also changed, many people have gravelled or concreted the front garden for extra parking space, many gardens have panelled fencing instead of post and rail. Gardens are laid to lawn for low maintenance, without hedges, shrubs or flower beds that provide vital cover for wildlife, whilst many gardeners’ and farmers use herbicides on a routine and ongoing basis to destroy ‘garden pests’ such as slugs and snails but these are the food source for hedgehogs and birds and if you poison the slugs - you will poison the natural predators that would help to control them.

This list isn’t exhaustive, but provides an insight that we hope will get people thinking and finding better solutions to some of the problems we are causing to the other creatures we share this planet with.

Windlesham’s new acquired status of ‘Hedgehog friendly village’ comes at the start of the National Hedgehog Awareness Week - an annual campaign run by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society. This years campaign focuses on getting grounds contractors, professional gardeners, Council’s and tool hire companies to label their equipment with special stickers.

For further information or interview enquiries please contact:

Nigel Palmer

Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue

Tel: 01344 623106

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Amazing Grace Press Release - Local Media 25th April 2016

Grace is a rescue hedgehog from Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue who has inspired a ‘rock star’ to help save Britain’s hedgehogs.

Queen legend Dr. Brian May, along with singer and actress Kerry Ellis, played their version of the Amazing Grace classic eighteenth-century hymn live to an audience of MP’s in Portcullis House at yesterday’s launch.

Brian May said; “The UK’s hedgehogs are in trouble. Our hedgehog population has dropped dramatically from 35 million to less than a million in the last forty years." 

“We want to highlight the dangers faced by hedgehogs in Britain today and the threat of how they could be extinct by 2025 - that’s less than 10 years - unless we can help them. How shocking that hedgehogs are in danger of extinction in this country. We have destroyed most of the hogs' habitat by over development and ruined what’s left with poisons and restrictions on their movement."

Grace, who arrived at Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue last Autumn as an underweight juvenile suffering from ‘fly strike’ from a deep wound on her neck, was filmed at the rescue centre, highlighting many of the common hazards that hedgehogs face.

Anne Brummer, who founded the centre, said “We have seen a worrying decline in hedgehogs at our rescue over recent years. It is the impact of man. It would only take some very simple changes to our gardens to support hedgehogs...We decided that Grace's story would be ideal to raise awareness of the challenges that Grace and her fellow hedgehogs face and encourage everyone to get involved and make changes”.

“There are simple changes that you can make to your garden to become Grace friendly. If we all do something we can help hedgehogs survive in the UK."

Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue and Brian May’s Save Me Trust have launched the campaign on social media and they want you to get involved. It’s called the Amazing Grace Challenge and it’s really easy - just take a ‘selfie’ of you with a sign saying why you love hedgehogs and include the #AmazingGrace - post it on your Facebook and Twitter and ask your friends to share it. Then just do one (or more) of the things to help Grace and her friends avoid some of the hazards.

Facebook: Amazing Grace Hedgehog Challenge

Twitter: @HedgehogGrace

Website: www.gracethehedgehog.co.uk

Help our hedgehogs. Let’s help save Grace, she is amazing.

For further information please contact:

Nigel Palmer 

Tel: 01344 625800 or 01344 623106

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Amazing Grace Press Release - Windlesham 28th April 2017

PRESS RELEASE Windlesham - The ‘Hedgehog Friendly” Village

The Surrey village of Windlesham was originally a farming outset of the Great Windsor Park. The village took its name from the River Windle running to the south of the village and the old english word, ham, meaning homestead. 

The village was perhaps best known for having the most expensive house in Britain, the £75 million (2007), 103 bedroomed, 5 swimming pooled, Updown Court, set in 58 acres of Surrey’s native heath and woodland. 

Today, Windlesham is about to become Britain’s first ‘Hedgehog Friendly Village’ as part of a campaign called Amazing Grace launched by Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue who are based in the village. Anne Brummer, trustee of Harper Asprey takes up the story;

“The whole campaign is based on an incredible female hedgehog named Grace. Grace came to the rescue with a nasty wound on her neck and suffering from ‘fly-strike’. After treatment, Grace made a full recovery but would need to ‘over-winter’ at the rescue before being released back to the wild in the spring”.

“Grace is a very inquisitive hedgehog, with a real spirit for adventure. She was soon a favourite with our volunteers who clean the animals daily, a few days later she won the heart of one of the world’s greatest guitarists, Dr. Brian May from Queen, who has been a long term supporter of the rescue centre”.

Anne and Brian knew that hedgehog numbers in Britain were in rapid decline and that they needed some help. Grace inspired them to help save Britain’s hedgehogs starting by making their home village of Windlesham ‘Hedgehog Friendly”

Anne takes up the story; “Hedgehog’s are one of the UK’s favourite animals, many people have fond memories of seeing and hearing the ‘snuffly-snorts’ of hedgehog’s feeding in their gardens in the evening, but so many people tell us that they haven’t seen one for a while, in fact, often in a very long while.

“Brian has a life long love for wild animals and is very ‘hands-on’ at the Rescue whenever his busy schedule allows. Brian has some special memories of hedgehogs from his childhood but also in his later life, he joked that he could see similarities in the life of a hedgehog and that of a rockstar - often being up all night and asleep all day - in fact, Brian was so impressed when he met Grace that he recorded his special version of the traditional song Amazing Grace with his friend Kerry Ellis on vocals”. 

“Grace has visited all the schools in the village and has also been to meet our MP, Michael Gove, members of the Windlesham Parish Council and some of businesses based in the village. Grace has been the catalyst that has bought our village community together”.

The way we live has changed so much over the last 50 years but some of the changes have made it very difficult for hedgehogs to survive, but fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to make your garden ‘hedgehog friendly”

GFG’s - Grace friendly gardens

We have lots of suggestions on how you can make your garden ‘Grace friendly', for instance, have you got wooden fence panels in your garden? If you have, you may not have seen hedgehog’s for a while, even if you used to, that’s because they cannot get in or out anymore. But there is a simple solution; make a 5 inch (125mm) square hole - that’s about the size of a CD jewel case - that will act as an entrance and exit tunnel for your hedgehog’s, but that’s just the start, like all wild animals hedgehog’s need a reliable source of food and water. 

If you have resident hedgehogs in your garden, please record them on our interactive map, available on our website. The data we receive from you is a vital part of helping to make Windlesham a hedgehog friendly village. Link to map here: 

There are lots more tips and guidance available on our website - www.hawr.co.uk - better still, why not come and see us -

“We are hosting the first Windlesham Village Hedgehog Day in the garden of The Sun Public House on Saturday 29th April 2017 from 10am. Everyone is welcome to come along and meet Grace and some of her friends. It will be a fun-filled day with lots of tips and practical advice on how to make your garden ‘Grace friendly’. We’d really love to see you. Don’t forget to ask any questions you have about hedgehog’s, wildlife or wildlife gardens."

For more information about the Amazing Grace Hedgehog project or the work of Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue please visit our website - www.hawr.co.uk

If you find a sick or injured wild animal or bird please call 01344 623106

For general enquiries please email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Overview

Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue is a registered charity (RCN 1143603) based in Windlesham. It was founded by Anne Brummer after she found a hedgehog trapped in fencing on the way to work one morning over thirty years ago. 

The centre is run entirely by volunteers and operates 365 days a year. HAWR rescue, rehabilitate and release all wildlife, from foxes and badgers, to deer and toads, owls and swans, bats and snakes. If it is wild and needs help, you can count on us. They also run an Education project in local schools and will soon be employing a dedicated Hedgehog Officer to develop the campaign.

Press Information

Anne Brummer is available for media interviews. Please contact 01344 623106

General Press/Media enquiries This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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