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The Litter Champions project in Carrickfergus and Newtownabbey has just under two months left to run! The project aims to encourage volunteers to make a difference in their community by challenging attitudes about littering. It offers support by providing members of the public with equipment to make litter clean-ups that little bit easier. Litter Champions are already hard at work all over the Borough; some collecting litter from beaches, some from local walking routes and with others focusing their attention on improving their local neighbourhoods. It doesn’t matter where individuals decide to volunteer or how often they volunteer, as Litter Champions they are role models in their community.

The Litter Champions project is being coordinated by Amanda Wilson, a young person from Carrickfergus who was awarded a grant from O2 Think Bigger. The project is also being supported by Carrickfergus and Newtownabbey Borough Councils. Amanda said, “It’s the final count-down for the Litter Champions project. We had one year of funding to supply people in Carrickfergus and Newtownabbey with litter pickers and we have a few of those left to give away. You can apply online for one of these and we are particularly keen to make sure they go to people who are equally enthusiastic about keeping their boroughs safe and litter free”.

For more information or to obtain a short application form for the scheme, please contact lmatthews@newtownabbey.gov.uk.

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