A NEW community project which has just been launched is calling on local ‘litter champions’ to help clean up our borough.
The Litter Champions project aims to encourage volunteers to make a difference within their community by challenging attitudes about rubbish.
The project aims to offer support by providing members of the public with equipment and helping them share their achievements.
Litter Champions are already hard at work all over the borough collecting litter from beaches, paths and in local neighbourhoods.
As a Litter Champion, each volunteer is provided with a free litter picker, a volunteer information pack and the opportunity to highlight their interesting litter finds and achievements.
The project, which is supported by Newtownabbey Borough Council is co-ordinated by Amanda Wilson, who was recently awarded a grant worth £2,500 from O2 Think Bigger for her litter busting efforts.
Amanda said: “During the past two years I have organised beach cleans with over 600 people hours of volunteering. Now I’m really keen to support other like-minded individuals who quietly volunteer on a regular basis.
“It doesn’t matter where individuals decide to volunteer or how often they volunteer, as Litter Champions they will be hailed as role models in their community.”
For more information or to obtain an application form for the scheme, contact Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org