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City support Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

17 October 2013

Sky Blues lend their backing to the WWT's Help for Hedgehogs campaign

Snuffles the Giant Hedgehog was visited by Sky Blue Sam from Coventry City Football Club earlier in the summer at Brandon Marsh Nature Centre to show Coventry City Football Club’s support for Warwickshire Wildlife Trust’s Help for Hedgehogs campaign.  

“Coventry City Football Club are looking forward to working with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and the Help for Hedgehogs campaign. The club is keen to help and engage with local schools and the local community and this is a very worthwhile campaign to support,” commented Coventry City Football Club’s Marketing Manager, Stacie McDermott.

“We are delighted that Coventry City Football Club is supporting the Help for Hedgehogs Campaign. The club is keen to promote the use of school and community playing fields as green spaces for people and wildlife. This ties in really well with the Help for Hedgehogs Campaign as we want to help schools to provide good foraging areas for hedgehogs at night as well as safe places for them to rest during the day,” said Kate Sugden, Fundraising Manager at Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.

Hedgehogs are in decline, both nationally and across Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull.  Warwickshire Wildlife Trust aims to raise £250,000 to work with local schools, planners, developers, local businesses and landowners to raise awareness of the issues involved in the hedgehogs decline and highlight how they can best help preserve this species for future generations.

Hedgehog sightings are pouring in to the Trust and these will be used to create population maps across Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull and inform priority conservation work.

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