Animal loving schoolgirls raise money to help hedgehogs in need

Evie Boughton and Isabel Booth with their hedgehogs.

Evie Boughton and Isabel Booth with their hedgehogs. - Credit: Archant

Two animal-loving schoolgirls have raised £42 to help a local hedgehog rescue charity.

Friends Evie Boughton and Isabel Booth, who are both pupils at King’s Ely Junior, decided to fundraise for Suzanne’s Hedgehog Rescue by setting up a sweet and chocolate stall in school.

Evie, eight, of Doddington, said she is a big supporter of the charity, which is based in Walpole St Peter, Norfolk, and rescues and rehabilitates dozens of hedgehogs in need every year.

Together with Isabel, also eight, and from Ely, the pair put posters up all over the school to promote their fundraising initiative.

They also ran a tombola where pupils and staff could enjoy a slice of hedgehog cake in return for a donation.

The £42 raised will help to purchase food, bedding and any necessary medical treatment for hedeghogs at the centre.

Olivia Petherick, Year 4 teacher at King’s Ely Junior, said: “We are so proud of Isabel and Evie.

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“Using their own initiative to fundraise for a local charity is to be commended and they worked tirelessly leading up to the event to ensure it was a success.”

To help support Suzanne’s Hedgehog Rescue, search for the charity on Facebook.