The Hedgehogs – Registered Charity No 1092862
The Hedgehogs mission is ‘Helping local people in need’
What does this mean? Well, it means we’re in the business of raising funds to help local people in need. Helping:- Individuals – Families – Single Parents – The Disabled and other Local Organisations, Schools and Charities.
We are a Registered Charity established over 55 years ago with a mission to benefit the community of Farnham and the surrounding areas. Our membership is over 50 strong and included in our fund raising is the joint organisation of the Farnham Carnival with the Farnham Lions.
Over the past 10 years we have raised over £500,000 pounds which has been distributed locally. The Hedgehogs running costs are paid for by members and friends so that all the funds raised are used solely for good causes. We work closely with other Farnham organisations involved in similar work. Social events are held regularly where members, friends and supporters, can come together to discuss the future direction of the charity. We discuss how the organisation can be more effective in both fund raising and improving ways we can support those in need in the local community of Farnham!
If your looking to put something back into the local community and having fun doing so then: Please consider joining us.
Who we are …
We area are a registered charity working for the benefit of the community of Farnham and its surrounding villages. Established in 1959 and unique to Farnham. We meet monthly and have a membership of around fifty people from all walks of life.
What we do …
We pride ourselves with our fund raising and our long standing success in organising fun and varied events such as the Annual Farnham Carnival, The ‘I love Farnham’ Calendar, Golf Day, Quiz Night (over 25 years plus), Motor Vehicle Events, Sponsored Swim (over 20 years Plus), Local Fayres and new for 2018 – The Frensham Sponsored Horse Ride and much more.
How we help …
Over the past 10 years we have raised over a £500,000 for charity. The organisation’s running costs are paid for by members and friends so that all of the charity funds raised are used for good causes.
Join us …
If you would like to join us or support our activities, please go to the Contact us page to arrange an informal get together with one of our members ‘helping local people in need’!
Since our inception we have continued to attract new members and associate supporters. If you would like to consider joining or supporting our activities we can arrange an informal get-together with one of our members who can give you a greater insight into our activities and the enormous satisfaction each Hedgehog gains from ‘helping local people in need’!
Clive enjoys being Scretary of the Hedgehogs, compiling minutes, writing letters, emails and meeting with other organisations and individuals who request our help. His greatest satisfaction comes from seeing the benefits of “Helping local people in need” where supported and provided by the Hedgehogs.
Steve joined the Hedgehogs’ in 1999 and in 2008 agreed to take on the position of Treasurer. He’s not an accountant, just a simple engineer and happy to say that after handling in excess of £50,000 plus raised and distributed each year, the accounts always seem to balance!
Roger is a long term member who certainly knows the ropes. He’s a whirlwind of enthusiasm and ideas with which he keeps the diary full on both the social and fund raising fronts. Suffice to say there’s never a dull moment when he’s around and he can more often than not be seen in action at most events.
Howard’s Scottish granny taught him to look after the pennies, his English granny taught him to look after the pounds. So he is well qualified to be the Hedgehogs Collections Coordinator.