Become a hedgehog helper

Do you know someone who is fascinated by hedgehogs and would like to be a hedgehog carer for a morning?
Do you know someone who is fascinated by hedgehogs and would like to be a hedgehog carer for a morning?

Are you struggling to find a suitable present for someone who is mad on hedgehogs? Why not buy them a "Become a Hedgehog Helper" Gift Certificate?

We are offering people the chance to spend the morning working at WRAS feeding and cleaning our hedgehogs, getting to handle some of them, as well as learning more about these fascinating creatures. The three hour placement is a great present and is suitable for anyone over the age of 13 but those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

The day is divided into 3 stages:

  • Stage 1: Will be a look round the hospital where the hedgehogs are currently housed and we will show and explain how they are looked after and over wintered.
  • Stage 2: Will be to help our volunteers to catch, clean out and feed some of the hedgehogs.
  • Stage 3: Is then to sit down and look at some of the problems hedgehogs face and what you can do to help hedgehogs and to learn when they are in trouble and in need of being rescued.

If any hedgehog rescue or admissions take place during your visit you will get the chance to be involved and help out. This three hours placement is available for only a £30 for an adult. Children under 16 are just £10 per child but they must be accompanied by at least one full paying adult.  We can take up to four people at a time.  Adult groups of four will be discounted to £25 per person.

We cannot guarantee that any hedgehogs will be admitted during the time the "Helper" is present, and placements have to fit in with our regular feed and clean shifts. The placements take place at weekends.  Date are dependant on availability of volunteer instructors. The sessions take place between 10am until 1pm. We hope to make additional times available in the future.

The Experience takes place at East Sussex WRAS's Casualty Care Centre at Whitesmith, East Sussex, on the A22 between Hailsham, Lewes and Uckfield, Postcode BN8 6JD.

To book, please e-mail jen@eastsussexwras.org.uk.

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