We are proud to have been selected as one of Co-op Rothbury's Local Community Fund causes. You can now help us by simply shopping in store and choosing Northumbrian Hedgehog Rescue Trust as your nominated charity.
We are celebrating the successes of one of our most loyal young volunteers. Lisa joined us in 2009 when she was doing her Bronze Duke of Edinburgh and came every Sunday without fail. Lisa also completed her Silver and Gold awards whilst helping at NHRT and, when she finally went to University as we always knew she would, this dedicated young lady still continued volunteering when home on vacation. Lisa was always very enthusiastic and such an asset to the Centre - even suggesting she could come earlier in a morning than was originally agreed. Lisa has recently graduated from Sheffield Hallam University for product design and won a prestigious award in London for new designers. Following the award she has been offered a job working for Kingfisher in London and the world is now her oyster! We are all absolutely thrilled for her and she deserves every success as she puts her heart and soul into anything she tackles.
Lisa has promised to come and see us whenever she can and, of course, we do hope she will be able to attend the Christmas shindig when we all have a lovely meal and relaxing time together. Well done Lisa; you’re a fine example for the younger generation, thanks for all the hedgie-care you have provided over the years and you can come and put in a shift any time!
One of our younger volunteers has been exhibiting his talents by writing about his life as a volunteer at NHRT and the care the dedicated volunteers give the hedgehogs. What's more talented Isaac Mills was winner of the Letter of the Month in the BBC's Wildlife magazine in June. Isaac won a pair of waterproof boots for his letter which highlighted the great care that the Northumbrian Hedgehog Rescue Trust provides and also succeeded in highlighting the plight of the endangered hedgehog. Well done all round Isaac!
We would like to renew our thanks to the customers and staff of both the Co-op Supermarket and Wilkinsons, both in Alnwick, for their continued support of our work and in helping the hogs. Your generosity means that we get a small donation of either cash, food or other useful items every month and that steady trickle is greatly appreciated by all the volunteers and the patients at Longframlington. Thanks for your continued support, we hope it continues!
We are very lucky to have a number of other dedicated businesses quietly supporting our cause too, some of whom have done so for a number of years. We extend our thanks to them and will be giving some of them a special mention in the coming months too! Hats off to you all and to your generous customers. You really do allow us to make a difference to the lives of so many of our little spikey chums.