Litter Champions!

Litter Champions

So you want to help keep our borough tidy? Calling all Litter Role models – would you benefit from a FREE litter picker?

The Litter Champions Project aims to encourage volunteers to make a difference in their community by challenging attitudes about littering.

A new community project is being launched throughout Carrickfergus and Newtownabbey to support role models in their efforts to rid the borough of litter.  The Litter Champions Project aims to encourage volunteers to make a difference in their community by challenging attitudes about littering.  The project aims to offer support by providing members of the public with equipment and by helping them to share their achievements!  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.  As a Litter Champion, each volunteer will be provided with a FREE litter picker, a volunteer information pack and the opportunity to highlight their interesting litter finds and achievements.  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 recently awarded a grant worth £2,500 from O2 Think Bigger.  The project is also being supported by Carrickfergus and Newtownabbey Borough Councils.  Amanda said, “During the past two years I have organised beach cleans that have enabled over 600 people hours of volunteering, now I’m really keen to support other like-minded individuals who quietly volunteer on a regular basis”.

For more information or to obtain a short application form for the scheme, please contact Amanda at litterchampions@gmail.com OR fill in an application form at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/embeddedform?formkey=dDU3c2pfbnB0Z3g1cEwyUWQ0aFpZMmc6MQ

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