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As unlikely as it might sound, manholes have meant money for CPS’ nominated charity, Macmillan.

Connect Plus Services (CPS) has engaged Techjoint Limited to replace manholes on the M25, part of its 440km road network.

Part way through the project, Surrey-based company Techjoint has recycled more than 150 manholes and the revenue raised, £1500, has been donated to Macmillan on behalf of both organisations. Macmillan is CPS’ adopted charity for 2017. It is also close to the heart of the man behind the donation, Mark Healy, whose father Martin has recently undergone treatment for cancer.

Mark said: “We have a unique relationship with CPS, and work closely together on the manhole replacement scheme. We hadn’t anticipated that the recycling of the metal manholes could raise revenue but everyone at Techjoint agreed that, as it originated from the M25 network, it should go back to it.

“CPS’ chosen charity MacMillan is important to many of us in the M25 community, and my family in particular, and we are delighted to be able to support it in this way.”

With more manholes to be replaced around the M25, further donations are anticipated, supporting Macmillan to ensure that no one has to face cancer alone.