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Hippychick raises £960 towards hedgehog conservation

As the humble hedgehog, Britain’s best-loved mammal, continues to experience a dramatic decline in population numbers, Bridgwater-based Hippychick is delighted to have raised £960 to help aid its preservation

The money, which will be donated to the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS), was raised through sales of Hedgehog Wheelybugs, over the Christmas period.  Hippychick exclusive distributors of these best-selling wooden ride-on toys for toddlers, pledged to donate 20% of the profits of each Wheelybug sold to the charity from the 1st October to 31st December 2015.

Fay Vass, Chief Executive of the BHPS is delighted to accept this generous donation from Hippychick. ‘We are entirely reliant on memberships and donations to fund our organisation and lump sums such as this will really help make a difference.  This donation will be put towards the Hedgehog Street Campaign, our initiative with People's Trust for Endangered Species, that encourages people to become hedgehog champions and connect their gardens by creating holes in fences and walls in order that hedgehogs can roam freely between neighbourhood gardens which provide a perfect environment for a safe and fruitful existence.’

Julia Minchin, Managing Director of Hippychick is delighted to have raised such an amount.  ‘It’s all thanks to our customers who have clearly been touched by the plight of hedgehogs and who purchased our Hedgehog Wheelybugs for Christmas.   We’re delighted that our funds will go to the Hedgehog Street Campaign which is a very current initiative and will provide immediate help in the race to reverse the decline of this much loved species.’

Each year, Hippychick raises funds for various charities through sales of its Wheelybugs.  Last year, Hippychick made a donation to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. The 2016 charity will be revealed later this year. 


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