All wildlife rescues are entirely self funded, especially small ones, and it can be difficult to balance fundraising with the demands of running a rescue.
I was lucky enough to work with Lush recently to run a Charity Pot Party. Charity Pot is a Lush hand and body lotion (really yummy!) that is sold year round with the proceeds supporting a range of grassroots environmental, human rights and animal charities. The local Lush stores also run ‘Charity Pot Parties’ enabling local grassroots organisations to raise funds and awareness over a day or weekend.
I love the Lush ethos of being against animal testing and also reducing or recycling plastic packaging. Lush customers are a great audience to raise awareness of the plight of our prickly pals.
Running a hedgehog rescue is a vital job but, without the help of the wider public, rescues alone cannot halt the decline of our wild hedgehogs. To do this we need to raise awareness of their plight and how people can take simple steps in their own gardens and neighbourhoods to help our hedgehogs.
Lush was a fantastic platform to achieve this, with staff, along with myself, talking to each customer about how they can help hedgehogs.
Lush run Charity Pot Parties year round. If you’d like to find out more about what the process involves please contact me. Lush also offer other fundraising opportunities, including grants for animal organisations.
A huge thank you to the team at Lush, York, for all their support and to everyone we spoke to over the Hedgehog Awareness Weekend.
I run a hedgehog rescue in York, England. You can find out more about my work here.
I also make silver jewellery inspired by nature and wildlife. You can visit my online jewellery shop here.