Northamptonshire housebuilder Barratt Homes has donated a number of hedgehog homes to a Wellingborough school for National Hedgehog Awareness Week (1st – 7th May) to help reverse the decline of the species.
National Hedgehog Awareness Week is organised annually by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society and aims to highlight the issues hedgehogs face, whilst providing solutions for what people can do to support them.
Following the society’s suggestion to buy or build a hedgehog home, Barratt Homes donated four of the habitats to Redwell Primary School, located near its new Glenvale Park development on Niort Way.
Dulcie Sharpe, Vice Principal at Redwell Primary School, said: “We would like to thank Barratt Homes for donating four hedgehog homes to our school. We always like to find ways to help wildlife thrive in the school grounds and hope that we will have some new prickly residents very soon.”
As of July 2020, the British hedgehog was officially classified as vulnerable to extinction, meaning it is more important than ever to protect our prickly neighbours.
Amer Alkhalil, Managing Director at Barratt Homes Northampton, said: “As a leading housebuilder, we know that home is where the heart is and that’s true for all types of residents, human or otherwise!
“We hope our donation will give hedgehogs a new and safe home at Redwell Primary School, whilst also encouraging the pupils to consider the wildlife near their own homes.”
Glenvale Park is a new development of two, three and four bedroom homes and will have amenities that will be able to suit the lifestyles of young couples, growing families and commuters alike. The development offers the perfect blend between country living while also boasting great commuter links.