The Hedgehog Haven Essex receives NO funding and we rely solely on your donations. Fundraising is vital if we are to continue feeding and caring for our sick and injured hedgehogs.

We rescue around 400 hedgehogs a year and our annual bill totals 11,000 - this includes food, medication and vet bills. We CANNOT do this without your help!

We urgently need your donations to allow us to continue caring for hedgehogs, who face a bleak future of extinction.

We attend as many local fetes & shows as we can, fundraising and giving out help and advice. Why not come along and visit us at our next show? Our stall provides advice and information leaflets, hedgehog merchandise and a great Tombola! See below for details of our upcoming events.

We are always on the lookout for volunteers to help us at the Haven - please contact us if you have a few hours to spare.

We also desperately need old towels, newspapers with the staples removed and shredded paper as we use huge amounts of these every day. If you are able to donate any of these to the Haven, please contact us.


Hedgehog Haven Essex believes education is key and our volunteers regularly give short but informative talks to local schools, scouts and community groups for a small donation.

If you would like to learn more about the Hedgehog, its plight and how you can help its survival, please contact us to book a talk, or for more information.

Upcoming Events

Here are some past events we have attended!

Colchester Town Centre Fundraising Day - 20 October 2012

Lion Walk, Colchester Fundraising Day - 7 August 2012

Hedgehog Haven Essex Garden Fete - July 2012

Abberton Reservoir Grand Opening Fun Day - 23 June 2012

Sarah's Fundraising Tea Party - June 2012

Heybridge Summer Fete - 25 June 2011