Northamptonshire dishwasher company comes to the aid of Hedgehog Rescue

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Brackley-based commercial glass & dishwasher company, Maidaid, has stepped in to help a local hedgehog rescue centre by donating one of its top-of-the-range Evolution dishwashers.

Brackley Hogwatch was set up by local man, Andrew Jackson, four years ago and has helped to save the lives of hundreds of hedgehogs in the local area. This year the rescue facility has received a record number of casualties that are injured, sick or too small to survive the winter.

Each hedgehog requires two clean bowls for food and water each day and, with almost 140 currently being cared for and more being brought in, the volume of washing bowls through a process of soaking for 24 hours and then hand-washing has been lengthy and labour intensive.

Maidaid heard of the plight of Brackley Hogwatch and, after testing a number of food bowls, have configured a Maidaid Evolution machine to meet the requirements of Brackley Hogwatch.

Matt Titchener from Maidaid said: “When we heard of the problems that Brackley Hogwatch were facing with its process for cleaning around 300 bowls per day, we felt we could solve the problem with our Evolution dishwasher. This economically efficient machine is designed to cope with the pressures of a busy catering outlet and the wash cycle time is dramatically reduced, compared to a domestic machine as currently used by Hogwatch.”

The eco-friendly Evolution 505WS dishwasher is a product of innovation. Designed with the latest technological advancements, this machine is highly energy efficient; using the latest technology to deliver superior cleaning results with lower temperatures and reduced water consumption.

Maidaid has been trading for 40 years, supplying more than 90,000 dish and glass washers to the market. The company head office is located in Brackley in a historic Victorian engine shed with a purpose built 25,000 sq. ft. warehouse at the same location.

Andrew Jackson, founder of Brackley Hogwatch, added: “It has been such a relief to have a solution to our problem of cleaning such a large volume of food and water bowls. The new machine is already freeing up more time for my volunteers and I to focus on caring for the hedgehogs.

“We do rely on donations to fund Brackley Hogwatch and this kind donation has made a huge difference to us.”

For details on how to donate to or help Brackley Hogwatch, visit or call Andrew on 07528 119416.

To contact the team at Maidaid call 0845 130 8070 or visit