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Former Frome police officer climbing Kilimanjaro for Hedgehog Rescue charity

Former Frome police sergeant, Graham Moxey, is planning to climb Mt Kilimanjaro for charity this month. 

Graham, a police officer for 30 years before he retired in 2009 is raising money for Prickles Hedgehog Rescue, who are based in Cheddar.

In November of last year Graham found a tiny female hedgehog at the side of the road, too small to survive winter. He took the hedgehog, who he called Clara, to Prickles, who were able to care for her prior to her release back to the wild this spring.

Hedgehog numbers have declined dramatically in the UK since the 1970′s dropping from 30 million to just 1.4 million today. There is a high risk they may become extinct without support. Prickles Hedgehog Rescue play a vital role in rescuing, caring for and rehabilitating sick and injured hedgehogs and take in hedgehogs from across Somerset, North Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol and the surrounding Mendip area.

Graham said, “Climbing Kilimanjaro will be tough going. I trekked to Everest Base Camp in 2010 but the thought of tackling Kilimanjaro which dominates the African landscape is just mind-blowing. As well as being a great personal achievement any money I can raise for charities such as Prickles, may help slow the decline of the hedgehog and ultimately stop it becoming extinct.”

Graham has set himself a target of £500. If you wish to help Graham achieve this, donations can be made on-line through his justgiving page which can be found at:-  www. Moxey