North Devon has rallied around to raise £2,500 to save a hedgehog rescue centre.North Devon Hedgehog Rescue needed to raise the money after lack of space and funding put its future at risk. Last month the Gazette reported how Bideford business holidaycottages.co.uk had started crowd funding to build a new hedgehog hotel for 50 sick hogs. The company was giving away entries to a prize draw to win a £250 voucher in return for donations to the appeal. James Morris, managing director of holidaycottages.co.uk, said: I cannot begin to express how proud I am of the team here at holidaycottages.co.uk for all their efforts over the past few weeks and for managing to raise our target of £2,500 in order to help out Anni and the team at North Devon Hedgehog Rescue. As a result of the generosity and kindness of the local donors, we have made the decision to extend our target to £5,000 in order to help the cause even further. With the additional funds, Anni and her volunteers will be able to help, treat and feed so many more endangered and injured hedgehogs, particularly as we are approaching a potentially very dangerous time for the creature, Halloween and Bonfire Night. Since hearing the fantastic news of the amount of money raised, Anni has begun contacting a range of local builders with a view to having the hedgehog hotel built and installed by winter. Orchard Vale Nursery in Barnstaple saw the article in the Gazette and decided to do their bit to help. Nursery teacher Kayleigh Oldfield said: A couple of weeks ago we discovered we had a hedgehog living in our nursery garden which we have now named Harry the Hedgehog; since then we have gone hedgehog crazy. The children created a hedgehog cake for the schools harvest auction and raised £85. You can still donate to the appeal by visiting the Crowdfunding site here.