Cheddar animal charity presented with award from BBC’s Springwatch

PUBLISHED: 17:00 24 June 2017 | UPDATED: 09:05 26 June 2017

Jules Bishop with Springwatch Unsprung present Chris Packham.

Jules Bishop with Springwatch Unsprung present Chris Packham.


A Cheddar charity has been presented with a prestigious award for its work with wildlife during a TV documentary.

Prickles Hedgehog Rescue, in Wessex Business Park, was presented with the Wildlife Hero Award during BBC2’s Springwatch Unsprung last week.

The charity’s founder, Jules Bishop, said she was ‘grateful’ for the high number of nominations they received.

Volunteers at Prickles dedicate their free time to rescuing and caring for hedgehogs found across Avon and Somerset all year round.

The charity was visited by the BBC film crew and were handed the award live on air.

Jules said: “I would like to thank all of the volunteers and supporters who have worked so hard over the years to help make Prickles such a successful charity.”

The charity is currently caring for a number of orphaned hoglets and pregnant mothers.

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