in memory of david heals
As a tribute to Dave we would like to dedicate this page to him.Our thought are with Maureen at this time.
Dave was married to Maureen and grew up in Sheerwater and then settled in Bisley, He was 63 years young! He worked at the London Portrait Gallery. He was funny, friendy, & generous, forever with a smile.
We would like to dedicate an intensive care cage to Dave if you would like to support us in this you can donate here. If you would like to email us ([email protected]) any message, photos or stories about Dave we would love to post them on this page. You do not have to doante to post here.
"I first met Dave when he came to our rescue with his wife Maureen. Maureen had saved several baby hedgehogs similar to the ones on this page. At the time Maureen was a regular visitor. I remember the first rescue mission he came on. He was a very warm and friendly man with a great sense of humour. I spent quiet along time chatting with them both . I was struck by their passion for wildlife and the wonderful relationship they had with each other. They both celebrated all wildlife not just hedgehogs. I am shocked and saddened by his untimely passing andsend my love to his wonderful caring family."
Love Anne x
"In a short space of time we got to know our lovely neighbour Dave, thank you for making us so welcome, especially Holly. We shall miss seeing you out the front, you were always so jolly. All of our love to Maureen and family at this terribly difficult time."
Love from Richard, Fay, Sam and Holly
“A lovely, cheerful neighbour and friend who always showed so much interest and enthusiasm for the lives and loves of our three boys. We shall all miss his friendly chats and observations on the world."
Our thoughts and best wishes to Maureen and to Tracy & Andre and family.
Love Steven, Angela, Matthew, Robert and Gareth.
A beautiful spirit and a generous heart, that was Dave, and every day he showed this with his actions and words. Every time you met him it lifted your feelings just a little bit. He’d come past in the car, waving madly out of the window and whatever your state of mind you smiled and waved back, better off, for that small interaction. Maureen, Tracy, Andre, Ellis, Charles and Conner, you know the special man that has been in your lives, there was no doubt of the joy and unconditional love he gave you, and that is a rare thing to have. Just remember that love, every day and when you get stuck for a way to turn ask yourselves “what would Dave have done?” you won’t go far wrong.
Love and hugs to you all Jill, Michael, Jake and Theo XXXXX
You will be sorely missed Dave - what a lovely man! RIP xxx
Mark, Nat and Family xxxx
I met Maureen in the early '80's when we worked together. She was a great pal, not least because we shared a life long passion for animals and animal welfare. I also got to know Dave. He was an enormous help to me when I was a silly 20 something, with no money, no sense and no where to live. I would like to thank you Dave for your generosity, your patience and your kindness. Now I am in my 50's I look back and think it quite remarkable that you gave your time and effort to someone who was neither a family member or close friend. That really is quite special.
We are in need of specialist hospitalization cages .
The cost of these cages range from £386 to £4900 for the units we require. We are currently raising money for these to help our orphans and patients. We have found these cages to be invaluable as they offer the ultimate level in safety and hygiene, which enables us to give our patients the expert care and attention to enable them to recover. These are designed specifically for our needs.
If your local Veterinary Practice or reserch laboratories are refurbishing, please let us know as they may be removing and replacing cages that we can use.
Cat and Dog Food
We need cat and dog food, it can be dry or wet, any type is just fine.
If you have a fussy cat or dog and you keep trying new food and they don't like it, please send the rest of the food to us as our cute patients are not so fussy.
One sachet of cat food will feed a baby hedgehog for a day so every little really does help. No donation is too small.
We are always in need of medical equipment to treat our wildlife and would be grateful for any pre loved items from veterinary surgeries and animals hospitals.
We are happy to get expensive machines repaired so if you know of any vets being refurbished ask them if we can have any of their old equipment. This equipment is very expensive but really does improve our level of care.
We use thousands of old towels each year. If you are having a clear out in your airing cupboard or a colour change in your bathroom, WC or if you are downsizing, clearing out for a relative or if you just hate your towels please let us have them. Many of our angels are injured, hay and straw can get into wounds and irratate them, so towels are just perfect.
|Crush cage £52.29
Rabies gloves £68.00
Specialist remote trap £459.00
Standard trap £120.00
|Net loop £94.00
Avian net £37.98
Stick holster £83.78
Ultra bite gloves £60.00
Heavy duty gauntlets £170.00
Old Mobile Phones
Do you or your friends keep up to date with the latest mobile phone trends because if you do please send us your old mobile phone so we can change them for cash and then change that into food. You old mobile could help some of our precious orphans who themsleves had just had a close call! Send to Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue, Marlborough House, Augustus Gardens, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 1HL
Please send us your old used stamps we can change them into cash. These old and used stamps bring vital funds to our rescue, so if you get good news through the post think of us and save that stamp. You can send or deliver these to us in any amounts. No amount is too small and each stamp is gratefully received. Send to Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue, Marlborough House, Augustus Gardens, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 1HL
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How we started
Whilst out walking with my dog in the early 1980's I found a small hedgehog stuck in a fence. He was too fat to go through and his prickles wouldn't let him go back.
He had been pushing so long in an attempt to free himself that the wire had cut into his body and his leg was bleeding where he had pushed and pushed against the ground. I had in my handbag a pair of pliers (no surprise to anyone who knows me) I cut the wire and removed the hedgehog READ MORE
We are run totally by volunteers. Our volunteers are dedicated and come from a wide range of backgrounds and all bring something special to our team.
We are always looking for more volunteers to carry out some of the roles below.
If you have some spare time and would like to help us in some area please fill out the following form and return it to [email protected] and we will be in contact with you.
As well as helping with animal care, there are other volunteering opportunities.
Maybe you could collect injured animals in your area when needed and bring them into us.
Perhaps you have experience in fundraising or PR and you can help raise awareness of our charity through local and national media?
Maybe you have strong administration skills.
If you think that you have the skills to help us then please complete the form on this page. Volunteers
We are sorry but we cannot take anyone under the age of 18.
Many schools have charities for a year. Why not suggest us to your school? As a wildlife rescue we deal daily with casualties that happen through a lack of understanding. We see fear and misunderstanding of the creatures that surround us. But actually they all have very special roles and purposes. By sharing our experience with children and showing them some of the wildlife that surrounds them, we hope that in the future these would-be custodians of our planet will make good decisions and ensure our survival alongside our precious wildlife in a natural balance
We could have a stall at your school fete. One way you can help us is to organize your own fundraising events This could be at school, work or at home with family and friends. We have suggested a few ideas below to help with your fundraising on our behalf. READ MORE
As well as working on the front line we give talks and show our stunning wildlife to a variety of groups and schools - Wildlife Rocks Me Talks. We believe that a better understanding of these creatures will promote not only tolerance but a willingness to integrate them into our lives.
Children will become the custodians of our planet and we hope, through our talks, will have a better understanding of and take an interest in our wonderful wildlife as they take on that ultimate role.
We raise funds by donations, our newsletter, attending County Shows, Car boot sales, selling on eBay, Fairs, and our shop.
There are many ways you can help us
See if you can help us by clicking here - Can You Help Us . From hands on volunteering to clicking at home we need all sorts of help and all sorts of people to join our small and crazy team.