Protecting World Leaders to Now Protecting Injured Birds

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Lower Moss Wood Wildlife Protecting Injured BirdsMesh once used to protect people and world leaders at the G8 summit and London 2012 Olympic games is now being used to protect injured birds at Lower Moss Wood.

During a time of great uncertainty and negativity Neil Hughes, System Channel Manager at Abloy UK, decided to use his time on Furlough as a positive thing, starting off by manufacturing bird boxes for a local community project giving page. Neil was then encouraged to volunteer at Lower Moss Wood Wildlife Hospital, ran by Ray Jackson MBE and asked if he could build an aviary for larger birds such as buzzards so they could free up space in the hospital.

Once completed Neil then moved on to designing and manufacturing an enclosure for ducks and ducklings, which also required to be vermin proof due to the local rat population.

Neil’s design featured a concrete base (supplied for free by RT Mycock and Sons) and 50 sheets of HiSec 358 mesh (supplied for free by Zaun). Lower Moss Wood Wildlife Protecting Injured Birds, Lower Moss Wood is an educational reserve and wildlife hospital, founded in 1989, provides a place for schools, disabled visitors and environmental groups to visit, enjoy the countryside and learn about conservation and the environment.

Lower Moss Wood Wildlife Protecting Injured Birds

They also provide a place where injured animals and birds can recover and rehabilitate before returning to the wild. Lower Moss Wood he has given more than 50,000 children and adults an insight into the great outdoors and the hospital admits around 2000 wildlife casualties per year. which can be anything from an injured fox or badger to an orphaned hedgehog or fledgling bird.

During a difficult time, Neil’s positivity and proactive attitude has ensured the hospital and wildlife sanctuary can continue to look after these animals for years to come. Well done Neil for protecting injured birds by using your own time to create something positive.

Neil said “When Ray first gave me the task to make a vermin proof duck enclosure Zaun fencing came straight to mind as I knew they could at least advise. When I first spoke to Alastair Henman MD and explained what I was doing I what I was after he had no hesitation offering the ex hire stock for such a worthy cause. A couple other calls and we had it delivered in a couple of days Myself, Ray and staff at Lower Moss cannot than Zaun fencing and their staff for the generous contribution.”

About Zaun

Zaun is the only in-house British Manufacturer of Woven and Welded Mesh Fencing Systems. For 27 years, they have been the trusted manufacturing partner for sports and physical perimeter security. With a wide range of fencing, gate, and HVM solutions they can offer Protection Through Innovation for your next project.

Located in the West Midlands, they are a privately owned company first formed in 1996 and continuing to promote British manufacturing on the world stage. A proud member of Made in Britain and Made in the West Midlands, Zaun has worked on numerous projects around the world from Border Security and Airports, to Sports and Critical National Infrastructure.

The continued investment in their manufacturing processes and systems has enabled the latest in problem-solving and innovation. At the same time, an approach to ‘The Right People in the Right Places’ puts the customer experience at the heart of their business.

The quality of their wide range of systems is assured through ISO 9001 and third-party certification for high-security and HVM solutions including LPS 1175, Secured by Design, Approved for UK Government Use (NPSA), and PAS 68.

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