Who are the Hedgehogs?
The Hedgehogs are a unique local Farnham based Charity that raises money to distribute to ‘Local Individuals and Organisations in Need’. The Hedgehogs have been active for over 60 years and distribute funds varying from £25 to over £5,000 and in a typical year will distribute money to over 80 individuals/organisations. Items provided are varied and range from specialised tricycles for handicapped children to replacement washing machines and door ramps for wheelchair users.
Fundraising events occur within the community, throughout the year – and we’re also kept busy especially with our marquee hires. Although the winter tends to be quieter and allows us to have a little breather!!
Total amounts distributed vary but are around £50,000 annually. We meet monthly and each donation made is voted on by the membership in a fully democratic way.
Why do we do it?
All our members are keen to help the Local Farnham Community and the surrounding villages. All financial help that we provide is restricted to this same Local Area.
Present membership is around 50 and we are open to anyone who wishes to help in our local community. Historically, we have been predominantly male, but we are actively seeking female members to join our organisation and ‘Help Local People in Need’. At present we have 2 female members and a ‘Hedgehogs Supporters’ group that consists mainly of members wives.
As well as fund raising, we also organise Social Events such as Theatre Trips, visits to local wineries, canal boat trips, an annual family BBQ and other varied activities.
Come and join us
A small part of what we do...
Assist Farnham Town Council with:
We help with marshalling at events organised by Farnham Town Council in Gostrey Meadow and Castle Street. Provide a Tea Tent at Picnic in the Park event in the Summer and help with the Xmas Light Switch On.
Assist in the Community in COVID 19 times:
Helping local people and charities: