Floristry students raise money for hedgehog charity

December 2021

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Students studying for the Level Three Advanced Technical Diploma in Floristry have raised £94 for the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS).

Using resources donated by the floristry resource centre, they created handmade moss hedgehogs and sold the finished ornaments to staff and students.

Student Ellie-Mae said: "Our Level 3 class had a wonderful time creating our hedgehogs to raise money and awareness. Not only was it exciting to do something different to the norm, there was the feel-good factor of achieving something that will help hogs!"

The funds raised were presented to lecturer, Darren Veitch, one of the organisers of Writtle University College's Hog Friendly Campus initiative. The country-wide campaign is run by the BHPS and the People's Trust for Endangered Species with the aim of protecting the UK's declining hedgehog population.