Registered Charity No: 286447 (England & Wales).
Specialising in hedgehogs, Tiggywinkles has been working for over 35 years rescuing, treating and rehabilitating sick, injured and orphaned British wildlife. We have proved beyond doubt that most wild animal and bird casualties can be saved and returned to the wild.
The wealth of expertise in the care of a wide range of species can now be passed on to others and our commitment to practical education plays a vital part in the conservation of wildlife. As an accredited centre, opportunities are available for students aged 16 and over to gain a City and Guilds approved qualification on the Apprenticeship in Animal Care.
Les Stocker, who sadly passed away in 2016, was the founder of Tiggywinkles and was awarded the title of ‘Laureate’ in the International 1990 Rolex Awards for Enterprise for his work in wildlife conservation and establishing Europe’s first Wildlife Teaching Hospital. He was also awarded an M.B.E. by her Majesty The Queen and, more recently, the prestigious Honorary Associateship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Les Stocker’s amazing legacy lives on and with your help this work can grow and thrive, helping to forge a secure path for wild animals and birds for many years to come. We are happy to commemorate all who generously remember the Wildlife Hospital Trust in their wills by inscribing their name on a plaque in our Remembrance Garden. Your gifts are also welcome in the form of a donation or by becoming a friend of Tiggywinkles.
Please, help us help them.