Rotarians from Accrington, Church and Oswaldtwistle, Pendle View and Great Harwood and Rishton, joined forces with RotaKids to carry out a ‘litter pick’ in various areas of Hyndburn. These collections were carried out over the weekend of the 6th/7th May.
RotaKids from St Andrew’s school, which are sponsored by the Rotary club of Church and Oswaldtwistle, joined in the clean up in the area around their school, which is an indication of what these young pupils from the school are prepared to do, over and above the other Rotary activities they are engaged in.
Graham Charnley from Great Harwood and Rishton, was the lead Rotarian to assist with their RotaKids club at St Nicholas school. They carried out their litter pick again, in the vicinity of the school and Dill Hall Lane, and produced 15 bags of rubbish, an excellent mornings work from these young people.
The third club, Church and Oswaldtwistle, carried out their clean up with members and help from Rotarians from Great Harwood and Rishton, which saw 25 bags of rubbish collected. The clean-up was around part of the Charity Walk route; around Baron Way/Alan Ramsbottom way in Great Harwood.
Accrington, and Pendle View the remaining Rotary clubs, carried out their litter pick in the Peel park area of the town, which produced 12 bags of litter.
This project was very successful, and it is hoped that it may become an annual event. What was wanted, was achieved, i.e. RotaKids and Rotarians working together to promote a cleaner community in Hyndburn. Over the next 12 months more schools in Hyndburn, will be Chartered as more RotaKids Clubs, which is a very powerful platform for both Rotary and the pupils to be engaged in very worthwhile projects, such as this.
President Jim Hargreaves said, “As one of the 4 Presidents involved with this ‘Litter Pick’ programme, I am very proud of what Hyndburn Rotarians and especially the students from the 2 RotaKids schools, have undertaken. These young students from local Primary schools, have very much impressed senior members of all four Rotary clubs.
I would like to thank Hyndburn Borough Council for their help in providing litter picking equipment and arranging collection of the sacks of rubbish.”