Hedgehog Care is Lincolnshire’s famous little hedgehog hospital and is run by Elaine Drewery and her wonderful volunteer Stacey Batham. The never ending work they do is totally funded by donations and Elaine’s pension.
When I first met Elaine I knew I wanted to help and decided that building and maintaining a website for her was the best thing I could do. Particularly as she doesn’t own a computer and refuses to! By donating my time I hoped I would end up raising a lot more money than I could give myself.
The website needed to highlight the work that Elaine does, educate the public about the plight of hedgehogs and be a way to raise money as well.
I had built the first Hedgehog Care website many years ago and it had become very dated. In the meantime the site and the social media channels had become very busy and I needed to include this.
So with the continued goal of getting lots of visitors and raising money to help with the care and rehabilitation of the sick, injured and orphaned hedgehogs, I did not alter the design too much but rather added lots more functionality. Including the brand new 360 degree Google StreetView tour.
As before there is a donate button for those who can help financially. There is now also a large banner link to Easy Fundraising, a website that you can shop through and a proportion of what you spend goes to the charity. So people can donate without donating as it were.
Other volunteers run the Facebook page and Twitter account for Elaine and both feeds appear on the website.
Please spare some time to read the information on the Hedgehog Care website, make a donation and/or attend a fund raising event that would be most appreciated!