Scouts help give the hogs a home

Brackley Scouts build and hand over Hogspital boxes to Andrew Jackson from Hogwatch. Pictured, Thomas Bedell, Harry Turvey and Henry Davies, Ben Neesome, Harry Huckin and Jack Bedell NNL-150703-231949009
Brackley Scouts build and hand over Hogspital boxes to Andrew Jackson from Hogwatch. Pictured, Thomas Bedell, Harry Turvey and Henry Davies, Ben Neesome, Harry Huckin and Jack Bedell NNL-150703-231949009

Injured hedgehogs in Brackley and the surrounding area will be able to rest easy after Scouts made 38 hospital boxes for Brackey Hogwatch.

Hurricanes 5th Brackley Scouts also raised £183 for the cause which looks after sick and injured hedgehogs.

Brackley Scouts build and hand over Hogspital boxes to Andrew Jackson from Hogwatch. Pictured, Andrew Jackson and Scout Leader Mark French NNL-150703-231805009

Brackley Scouts build and hand over Hogspital boxes to Andrew Jackson from Hogwatch. Pictured, Andrew Jackson and Scout Leader Mark French NNL-150703-231805009

Scout leader Mark French said: “Andrew Jackson from Hogwatch came and gave a talk to us about hedgehogs and what he does. He also brought along a hedgehog so the Scouts knew what they were working towards.”

The Scouts were also working towards their Fundraising Activity and Community Challenge badges.

They raised money for Hogwatch through a hedgehog hunt draw and donations to their ‘bob-a-job’ activity.

Mr French added: “They really got stuck in and really enjoyed it. As they got used to making the boxes, their rate of work really picked up.

“It was Andrew coming in and showing them a hedgehog that made it more prominent for the Scouts.”

Brackley Hogwatch has been involved in hedgehog rescue since 2010.

Hedgehogs are treated and returned to the wild once they are well. For more information, visit www.brackleyhogwatch.co.uk