Special day to help Hedgehogs in Woking West End


Brian May and Peter Egan, along with Lord and Lady Stockton, attended a special Hedgehog Awareness event today at West End Village in Woking, an event open to the public at the Hare and Hounds pub.

Brian May - Hedgehog Awareness Day

29 Sept 2018 wrote:

West End Village in Woking is becoming ‘Hedgehog Friendly’ today, as part of the Amazing Grace campaign after a huge decline in the number of creatures over the past few years.

Anyone is welcome at the Hare and Hounds pub on Brentmoor Rd West End until 5pm to support the critters, which were named the UK’s favourite wild animal in a 2013 poll by the BBC. Head to the Hare & Hounds anytime before 5pm. Head to the Hare & Hounds anytime before 5pm.

There’s been a 33% drop in the hedgehog population since the year 2000 and the numbers are still going down.

The Amazing Grace campaign is aiming to make Surrey Heath the first ‘Hedgehog Friendly’ borough in Britain. It’s run by local charity Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue and supported by Queen’s Dr. Brian May’s Save Me Trust and the British Hedgehog Preservation Society.

Grace the Hedgehog will be at the event – after the last one in Guildford, she had motorists tooting their car horns in a show of support and has become a ‘selfie star’ loving any photo opportunity. Brian May will be attending the event, along with Peter Egan and Lord and Lady Stockton.

You could win a signed hedgehog print from wildlife and rock hero, Dr. Brian May himself.

Channel 5 will be there filming the day for a second series of Meet the Hedgehogs, which will be screened during National Hedgehog Week in Spring 2019.

For more information, visit www.gracethehedgehog.co.uk

Head along and show your support for the creatures. Head along and show your support for the creatures. The event is taking place at: Hare & Hounds Pub Brentmoor Rd West End Woking GU24 9QG 11am-5pm Saturday 29th September

For a free garden visit by a ‘Hedgehog Officer’ and support in your space with hedgehogs, click here to fill out a form