Poster competition aims to help hedgehogs sanctuary

A baby hedgehog. 

A baby hedgehog. - Credit: Penny Bird

Children are invited to design leaflets to help save hedgehogs as part of a joint venture.

Wheathampstead Parish Council has donated £500 to run a competition to help Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary produce eye-catching posters from the winning design.

The competition, which launches on October 8, is open to children aged 6 to10 years-old and asks them to design and draw a resource which encourages the village to be hedgehog friendly.  

Each year the sanctuary rescues and rehabilitates around 250 injured or orphaned hedgehogs, with most being released back into the wild. 

Martin Maylin from the sanctuary said: “I am very grateful for the funding from the parish council. We have regular visits from Wheathampstead children’s group to the sanctuary including the Beavers, Rainbows and Brownies and I am always so impressed with their enthusiasm for the protection of hedgehogs.

"I know we will have some great entries for the poster competition!”  

Further information on how to apply can be found on the Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary