Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa has teamed up with Wirral Hedgehog Rescue for an initiative to re-home injured and abandoned young hedgehogs on the extensive and attractive golf course.
The golf venue is working in partnership with this self-funded organisation to help rehabilitate the hedgehogs before releasing them back into the wild. Volunteers respond to calls regarding injured or abandoned young hedgehogs and take them to ‘Hedgehog Hospital’ to be cared for.
Wirral Hedgehog Rescue try, if possible, to re-home the hedgehogs in the area in which they were found but Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa has now volunteered its greens to become the new home for homeless hedgehogs.
With the end of summer drawing near, there will be plenty of hedgehogs released onto the course before the winter months set in. The main aim this year is to bring in breeding pairs to create a community of hedgehogs at the course.
Greenkeeper at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa, Barry Robinson, said: “Golf courses are an ideal habitat for hedgehogs because the countryside location contains areas of uncut long grass which they tend to nest in. Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa already has an active hedgehog community, so it is the perfect area in which to release others.”
Marc Smith, General Manager at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa, said: “Here at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa we are passionate about the environment and helping the local community where we can. Wirral Hedgehog Rescue do some really commendable work and it is a pleasure to work with them.”
Yvonne Robinson at Wirral Hedgehog Rescue said: “We are really grateful for how much support the team at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa has given us and I’m sure the hedgehogs will enjoy their new home.”
Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa enjoys a stunning countryside location, boasting three widespread courses with beautiful views and the hotel provides some of the finest luxury accommodation in the Cheshire area.
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