‘They absolutely loved it’ – Pre-school children in Wimpole deliver cat food to Shepreth Hedgehog Hospital
- Credit: Clive Porter
Youngsters at a pre-school in Wimpole have had a rather unusual project this term – they have been collecting jelly-based cat food to deliver to Shepreth Hedgehog Hospital.
Mother Goose Pre-school children went to the hospital as part of an in-class topic on wildlife and delivered 168 tins of cat food, much to the delight of the staff looking after the 90 hedgehogs at the centre and a further 50 in home care.
Georgie Standen, of the pre-school’s 12-member committee, helped organise the trip.
“The children absolutely loved it,” she said.
“The wildlife park donated a family ticket to our raffle to raise funds for new outdoor equipment so this is our way of giving something back.”
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The hospital’s volunteer centre manager Becky Morley said: “We get through a huge amount of cat food, so it is much appreciated.
“The hedgehogs can’t eat gravy or fish-based cat food because these give them an upset tummy, so jelly-based meat cat food is what they need.
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“We thank the children and staff for coming in and giving their kind donation.”