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Donation supports one of Britain’s favourite wild animals

04 May 2022

A prickly animal lover has secured a donation from Persimmon to improve the facilities at her hedgehog rescue centre in Micklefield.

Jayne Hartley set up Micklefield Hedgehogs 13 years ago to care for the sick and injured nocturnal animals.

A £1,000 donation from the Persimmon Homes Community Champions scheme will fund a new incubator and specialist equipment to help care for the hedgehogs, before returning them to their natural habitat.  

The dedicated hedgehog expert provides training and support to other local rescue centres and created to provide the public with information of what to do if they find a sick or injured hedgehog.

Jayne said: “I am delighted to receive Persimmon Homes’ support. Each year, I take in more than 300 hedgehogs and release them back into the wild once they are strong and healthy enough.

“I have a small dedicated team of volunteers who help care for the hedgehogs and we are continually fundraising to support our work.

“Persimmon Homes’ donation will enable me to purchase a second incubator for the sickest hogs and a suction machine to quickly treat the extremely painful condition of flystrike.”

In addition, Young Lives vs Cancer, which supports children and young people at St James’s Hospital and Leeds General Infirmary, also received a £1,000 donation to help support its Winter Emergency Grants.

Christopher Hull, managing director for Persimmon Homes West Yorkshire, added: “Every month we select two good causes to each receive up to £1,000 to help support their work.

“Our Community Champions scheme is a popular initiative, and we welcome other such groups and charities to apply online.”

The online Persimmon Homes Community Champions application can be found by following

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