Online electricals retailer,, has today donated essential kitchen appliances to a local charity, Chorley Hedgehog Rescue, to support it in the rescue and rehabilitate of sick and vulnerable hedgehogs during the winter months.

Chorley Hedgehog Rescue operates from the home of founder, Janette Jones, and is dedicated to the preservation and rehabilitation of hedgehogs in the North West. This work comes to the fore in winter as it is the most dangerous time for this endangered species as they need to seek safe shelter and prepare for hibernation.

To support the charity during this crucial time, AO has donated an oven, a hob and a washing machine, which will be put to good use, ensuring the hedgehogs get the nutritious, cooked meals they need as well as the clean blankets to nest in during their rehabilitation before they are released back into the wild.

Janette Jones, Founder at Chorley Hedgehog Rescue, said: “We are so grateful for the generous donation from AO. These items will have a huge impact on ensuring we can continue to care for these treasured animals as we pursue our aim of increasing the population of hedgehogs in the local area.”

David Lawson, managing director at, said: “Janette is doing incredible work and we’re delighted to get behind their effort of rescuing hedgehogs throughout the North West. Whilst it was surprising to see how important these kitchen appliances are in looking after the hedgehogs, we hope that our donation can go some way into making a real difference.”

To find further information on how to donate to Chorley Hedgehog Rescue, please visit: