Kenilworth Books has helped do its bit for animals in need with a fundraising hedgehog half term.
The shop’s colouring competition raised over £100 for the Help for Hedgehogs and care packs were handed out. Owner, Judy Brook said it was a “great success” after over 80 children came to colour in a hedgehog and meet Warwickshire Wildlife’s mascot Sunffles as well as learning about the animals. Deputy mayor, Cllr Richard Davies helped spread word of the animal’s decline with numbers dropping by 90 per cent in the past 60 years. The Talisman Square shop adopted hedgehog, Reggie the Hedgie, and supports care at the rescue centre.
Judy said: “The bookshop has been here for 50 years and has become a real little hub of the community.
“This was a great chance to spread the word about the care of our local wildlife, and engage the town’s children in some fun activities too.
“And those who came to join us got to meet Snuffles, the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust’s mascot. He’s a giant hedgehog who loves getting out and about to spread the word about the care of his hedge-dwelling friends.”