Hold on to your antlers – improvement scheme helps local animal charity


26 Jan 2024

Our junction improvement scheme on the M25 in Essex has helped volunteers at a local animal charity to be protected from 'head to doe' while they carry out their work.

Hold on to your antlers – improvement scheme helps local animal charity

The team working to improve junction 28 on the M25 were approached by Harold Hill Deer Aid – a non-funded, non-profit making charity made up of local residents – to see if we could help with new equipment to support the charity’s work. And the team thought it was a stag-geringly good i-deer!

The group respond to both deer and other wildlife incidents in this region and work very closely with the emergency services, to not only rescue animals, but make sure they get any further treatment they need.

Following a generous donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) – including hi-visibility clothing, boots, safety glasses, handheld and head torches, gloves, and heavy-duty scissors – the team will be protected from head to toe (or should that be head to doe?) while carrying out their amazing rescues.

Harold Hill Deer Aid Volunteer, Jan Sergent, said: “I would like to thank GRAHAM and National Highways for listening to our concerns and recommendations. The staff we have spoken with have been more than accommodating and have taken our group seriously which we greatly appreciate."

“Your very kind donation of PPE will enable us to continue carrying out our work safely, confidently, and efficiently, therefore, benefiting not only us but the animals we are trying to help and protect. We are very humbled that you chose to donate to our cause. Your kindness means everything to us.”

We think the work this charity does is simply fantastic and were delighted to be able to help such a worthy cause.🦌

We’ve also been doing plenty on our site to protect wildlife, including keeping deer safe by installing hundreds of metres of new protective deer fencing. The fencing not only stops deer and other wildlife from entering our site, but also prevents them from wandering onto the busy M25 and A12, making journeys safer for both wildlife and motorists.

Find out more about our work to improve M25 junction 28 on our project webpage.