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The Hedgehogs – Registered Charity No 1092862

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Working together to help save lives.

Farnham Hedgehogs and Surrey 4×4 Tours supplied, delivered and helped install  The Hedgehogs marquees today at Farnham Hospital.

Working alongside the Farnham Town Council and the NHS, the Hedgehogs marquees will be used as Covid-19 testing stations over the next few weeks.

It is with extreme regret, and after careful consideration, that The Hedgehogs, (Farnham’s local charity Helping Local People in Need), wish to advise the cancellation of this year’s Frensham Sponsored Horse Ride (FSHR), scheduled to be held on Sunday 3rd May 2020.

 This decision is to comply with UK Gov. Advice on the COVID -19 pandemic and its robust recommendations around social distancing, non-essential travel, public gatherings, self-isolation, and closure of schools. The undetermined period of such measures has forced The Hedgehogs decision to cancel the FSHR.

 We apologise for any inconvenience and disappointment that this decision will cause, but putting the safety of riders, their supporters, the general public and volunteers connected with the FSHR is our first and foremost priority.

 In such times as this, we all have a role to play in assisting with the ongoing management and control of COVID – 19 in the interests of public health and reducing the potential impact on the NHS.

 The FSHR organising committee will shortly be in contact with all those who have already made bookings either via Equo or Postal.

We thank you for support in the past and hope that we can all be outside in groups again soon, enjoying our beautiful countryside.

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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’!

Team Hedgehogs

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’!

Salvatore Mezzullo


e: chairman@the-hedgehogs.org.uk

Peter Martindale


e: secretary@the-hedgehogs.org.uk

Steve Tilburn


e: treasurer@the-hedgehogs.org.uk

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 £75,000 plus raised and distributed each year, the accounts always seem to balance!

Roger Hobbs

Social Secretary

e: rogerhobbs47@btinternet.com

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 Warner

Collections Co-ordinator

e: howard31@zoho.com

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.