Gifts to support our work

This beautifully illustrated story book, written and illustrated by successful artist Caroline Mills, especially to support ARK, is set by the River Kennet and would make a perfect gift for the small people in your life. 

Henry Hedgehog’s Riverside Adventures
Written and Illustrated by Caroline Mills

Caroline Mills began creating Henry Hedgehog’s Riverside Adventures several years ago, and the COVID pandemic lockdown of Spring 2020 gave her the opportunity to finish it. This wonderful book follows Henry Hedgehog in his adventures in and by a chalk stream and all the friends he meets along the way.

Caroline’s grandchildren live by the River Kennet and attend a local school and have enjoyed many ARK visits to their school. Caroline was thrilled to see her grandchildren’s love of the river and its wildlife, inspired by ARK. She wanted to support us with the donations from the book, which is set in a chalk stream environment much like the River Kennet.

Caroline's grandchildren enjoying Henry Hedgehog by the River Kennet.

Caroline has already donated over £2,500 (and counting!) to ARK, giving books to friends and family in return for donations via her justgiving page.  Because Caroline has generously funded the printing costs herself, every penny of her fundraising has gone directly to ARK. 

You can order the book from ARK. All monies will go to Action for the River Kennet.

Just email with the number of books you would like, your delivery address and any special requirments. Please make a bank transfer to Action for the River Kennet with your last name and 'Book' as the reference. Books cost £10 including packaging and postage.

Bank details: CAF, sort code 40-52-40, Account No 00031368 in the name of Action for the River Kennet

Alternatively, you can call by at the ARK office and pick up a copy. Please phone ahead to make sure someone is there 01672 512700.

See below for a preview of some of the characters who join Henry on his adventure! 

Preview of illustrations in Henry Hedgehog's Riverside Adventures by Caroline Mills

The book is a hit with Caroline's Grandchildren! 

Caroline's grandchildren enjoying Henry Hedgehog by the River Kennet.