Fundraiser hands financial boost to Halifax Hedgehogs group

The Halifax Hedgehogs group is to receive a financial boost thanks to the fundraising efforts of one of their supporters.

By Tom Scargill
Monday, 13th June 2022, 11:04 am
Updated Monday, 13th June 2022, 11:07 am

Kebroyd resident Matthew Jack ran the Manchester 10k in May to raise funds for the group, which rescues and cares for hedgehogs in Halifax, and is set to hand over the £1,200 he has raised this week.

He said: "I was overweight, still probably am, I'm a truck driver and when Covid happened, I thought 'I want to get fitter', so I took up running.

"Then liked an idiot I entered the Manchester 10k. I wasn't going to do it for charity but I like wildlife and chose Halifax Hedgehogs, who my sister found out about.

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Fundraiser Matthew Jack

"I didn't know we had them in Halifax, but if you find a hedgehog that's injured, you take it to them and they do their best to get them well and reintroduce it back into wildlife.

"I thought if I got £100 I'd be made up. Every penny counts for them so to get what I have is great."