Dishwasher donation helps the hedgehogs

Matt Titchener from Maidaid with Andrew Jackson, founder of Brackley Hogwatch and two rescued hedgehogs
Matt Titchener from Maidaid with Andrew Jackson, founder of Brackley Hogwatch and two rescued hedgehogs

A Brackley-based firm has stepped in to help the town’s hedgehog rescue centre by donating a dishwasher.

Commercial glass and dishwasher company Maidaid has helped Brackley Hogwatch this winter by giving it one of of its top-of-the-range Evolution dishwashers.

Brackley Hogwatch was set up four years ago and has helped to save the lives of hundreds of hedgehogs in the area.

This year the rescue facility has received a record number of casualties that are injured, sick or too small to survive the winter.

Each hedgehog requires two clean bowls for food and water each day. With more than 140 animals currently being cared for and more being brought in, the volume of washing bowls put through a process of soaking for 24 hours and then hand-washing has proved lengthy and labour intensive.

Maidaid heard of the plight of Brackley Hogwatch and, after testing a number of food bowls, configured a Maidaid Evolution machine to meet the centre’s requirements.

Andrew Jackson, founder of Brackley Hogwatch, said: “It has been such a relief to have a solution to our problem of cleaning such a large volume of food and water bowls. The new machine is already freeing up more time for my volunteers and I to focus on caring for the hedgehogs. We do rely on donations to fund Brackley Hogwatch and this kind donation has made a huge difference to us.”

Matt Titchener from Maidaid said: “When we heard of the problems that Brackley Hogwatch were facing with its process for cleaning around 300 bowls per day, we felt we could solve the problem with our Evolution dishwasher.

“This economically efficient machine is designed to cope with the pressures of a busy catering outlet and the wash cycle time is dramatically reduced, compared to a domestic machine.”

For details on how to help Brackley Hogwatch, visit www.brackleyhogwatch.co.uk or call Mr Jackson on 07528 119416.