An all day hedgehog festival is coming to London


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A London bar is throwing a whole festival to celebrate hedgehogs.

You might not have realised but prickly little creates are endangered – especially in London.

Apparently we’ve lost a third of our hedgehog population in the last 10 years.

So a Hackney pub is throwing the event to try to raise awareness and cash to help.

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The event will take place on 17 November at the Sebright Arms and will feature local bands, poetry readings, face painting and even a hedgehog-themed drink menu.

On their GoFundMe page, they explained: ‘Hedgehogs hold a special place in the hearts and imagination of children and adults alike. Hedgehogs are cherished as one of the special species that give character to our lovely isles’ local fauna. Sadly, the hedgehog population is declining rapidly, with close to half the population wiped out over the past 15 years and on the decline at a rate of 5% yearly. The situation is dire but we don’t have to see our prickled friends disappear.’

Funds from the event will be donated to Hedgehog Street – a joint campaign by the People’s Trust for Endangered Species and the British Hedgehog Preservation Society.

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The campaign aims to help people ‘understand hedgehogs, why they are declining, and how easy it is to help them.’

Music, drinks and helping hedgehogs – what more could you what?

You can follow the event on Instagram @Hedgefest.

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