As part of Hedgehog Awareness Week, a national housebuilder is running a social media competition to help raise awareness of these iconic creatures and how to care for them, in conjunction with the British Hedgehog Preservation Society.
The 2020 awareness week runs from 3-9th May and Bovis Homes – part of the Vistry Group – asked its Facebook followers to share videos and photographs with the housebuilder, to show how people look after hedgehogs in their gardens at home.
The housebuilder received more than 50 entries for the competition and will be sharing nine of its favourites throughout Hedgehog Awareness Week on the company Facebook page. The two entries with the most likes and shares by 11th May, will be crowned as the winners.
Marketing manager, Louise Macrae, said: “It is wonderful to be able to support this great awareness week. Hedgehogs are beautiful creatures and small changes in your garden at home can make such a difference in helping them thrive.
“Many of our competition entries showcase simple steps that anyone can take in their garden and their communities, to help support wildlife, which is why we are so excited to share these videos and photographs with the public. We hope it will encourage others to make their gardens more wildlife friendly.
“Earlier this year, in an industry-first initiative, Bovis Homes announced that it will install hedgehog highways to its existing developments and all future sites wherever possible, as part of a campaign that will also help other small mammals, birds, frogs and insects. So, it was extremely important to us that we supported this effort further, by getting involved with Hedgehog Awareness Week.
“We sincerely thank everyone that went to the effort of entering our competition – it was lovely to be part of such a positive campaign at this unusual time in the world.”
The two competition winners will each receive a hedgehog home for their garden, which can become a safe haven for these endearing creatures. The winners will also be able to choose a hedgehog charity for Bovis Homes to make a donation to.
Find out more about the competition and view the entries throughout Hedgehog Awareness Week on the Bovis Homes Facebook page.