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PLEASE VOTE FOR PRICKLEBUMS!

Post by Marigold » Thu May 18, 2017 6:43 pm

Pricklebums Hedgehog Rescue is run by Ailie Hill, a single mum who devotes all her time and energies to helping the many sick and injured hedgehogs who are brought in every week in need of care. Pricklebums have reached the final shortlist in the Shed of the Year contest, in the Unexpected section. Please vote for Pricklebums, as a win will make an enormous difference to this very worthy small rescue. Thank you.
Go to http://www.readersheds.co.uk and Pricklebums is the pink shed on the left hand side of the voting page.
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Post by bigyetiman » Thu May 18, 2017 8:28 pm

Just voted for it. worthy cause
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Post by Margaid » Thu May 18, 2017 9:09 pm

Me too.
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Post by Marigold » Fri May 19, 2017 7:45 am

And here's a link to the Guardian article about Shed of the Year, with pics of the Tardis and Ailie at work.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/gal ... res#img-10
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Post by Marigold » Fri May 19, 2017 10:45 am

You can add a comment, as well as just voting, on this page, and then share it to FB if you are on there.
Go to http://www.readersheds.co.uk/share.cfm? ... V.facebook

My comment says

'What I like about this entry is that it's not just a personal retreat or a private hobby. It's the only one in this category which has a genuinely useful purpose, as a rehabilitation shed for an endangered species. Also it's made from recycled materials on a tiny budget. Unlike all of the others. It represents the untold hours and much personal monetary sacrifice that Ailie puts into this wildlife centre. Her work hasn't only helped hundreds of hedgehogs, but has inspired her helpers and followers to do all they can, in their own neighbourhoods, to do the same. How on earth do you fit 22 hedgehog boxes and a workbench into a shed 2m. square? and I believe there are more indoors!
Pricklebums NEEDS a bigger, new shed, and lots more followers, to enable Ailie to carry on her work without financial worries."

All the other entries in this category seem to be expensive sheds just for individual pleasure - nothing wrong in that, but she's the only one with a positive use and purpose.
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Post by dinosaw » Fri May 19, 2017 11:47 am

I have voted for it. It was the only one in the unexpected category that was actually a shed. I mean one of them was practically a house. The contest is sponsored by Cuprinol and the Pricklebums one was the only one made from wood!. The rule should be if it would normally require planning permission to be built then it doesn't qualify as a shed.
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Post by valeriebutterley » Fri May 19, 2017 12:14 pm

Another vote from me too!
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Post by Marigold » Fri May 19, 2017 12:30 pm

And another link - more good publicity, in the Shropshire Star.
This is a whole lot more interesting and important than the General Election!
https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/201 ... TjFlSQ1.01
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Post by Marigold » Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:27 am

Pricklebums Hedgehog Rescue is in the FINALS of Shed of the Year this Sunday, 27 August, at 7.00 on Channel 4, in the Unexpected category. Don't miss it!
https://www.facebook.com/tlcrescueme/ph ... =3&theater
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Post by bigyetiman » Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:20 pm

Brilliant will set the timer, our little Prickle Bum (Mrs snuffles) was around last night
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