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Get fit in 2013 by joining the Litter Champion campaign

Amanda Wilson collects washed-up rubbish on the Loughshore beach, Jordanstown. She has urged more people to join her Litter Champions campaign. INNT 30-026-FP

Amanda Wilson collects washed-up rubbish on the Loughshore beach, Jordanstown. She has urged more people to join her Litter Champions campaign. INNT 30-026-FP

PEOPLE from across Newtownabbey are being urged to join in the Litter Champion campaign to help give the borough a good clean for the start of new year and get fit into the bargain.

Litter Champions is a community project in Carrickfergus and Newtownabbey that aims to support role models in their efforts to rid the boroughs of litter.

The project aims to offer support by providing members of the public with equipment and Litter Champions are already hard at work.

Some are collecting litter from beaches, some from local walking routes and others are focusing their attention on improving their local neighbourhoods.

As a Litter Champion, each volunteer will be provided with a free litter picker and a volunteer information pack.

It doesn’t matter where individuals decide to volunteer or how often they volunteer, as Litter Champions they are role models in their community.

Volunteers who take part in the project have said they enjoy being able to pick up litter while out for a leisurely stroll.

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 for the campaign.

Amanda said: “We are asking people to come forward to do their bit for their communities, and enjoy time outdoors keeping fit and healthy at the same time.

“The project is also being supported by Carrickfergus and Newtownabbey Borough Councils.”

For more information about the project or to get involved contact Amanda at litterchampions@gmail.com

 
 
 

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