Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue is the latest charity to receive a donation of £500 from East Yorkshire based building products manufacturer, Timloc Building Products, part of Alumasc Group Plc. Based in Dorset, the organisation rescues, rehabilitates and releases sick, injured, or orphaned hedgehogs.
The donation comes from sales of the not-for-profit Hedgehog Highway by Timloc. Through Timloc Building Products’ sustainability pledge, the leading manufacturer created the Hedgehog Highway to help the species that is now classified as vulnerable to extinction.
Commented Issy Cooke, Marketing Executive of Timloc Building Products: “We are extremely aware that without the hard work of hedgehog charities such as Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue, the species would be declining at a much faster rate. This is why the Hedgehog Highway by Timloc is a not-for-profit product and with every sale, a donation is made to these charities.”
Commented Jim Dunne, co-founder of Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue: “It felt like Christmas had come early when Timloc reached out to us and offered their generous donation. It has come at a great time as we are in need of a lot of food and supplies for the 118 hedgehogs we currently have in our care.”
Jim continued: “Our rescue is open every day of the year and runs primarily on the goodwill of donors and voluntary funding. Despite hedgehogs hibernating around this time, winter brings new challenges; any hedgehogs that have not successfully gained enough weight during the summer for hibernation are likely not to survive.”
The Hedgehog Highway by Timloc is made from 100% recycled plastic and can be easily installed at the base of fences to connect gardens. Installing a highway enables hedgehogs to roam freely and forage for food and shelter without restriction, helping to tackle their declining number.
For further information on the Hedgehog Highway visit: www.hedgehoghighway.co.uk