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Toy story for litter pickers

Posted in NatWest CricketForce 2009

Prior to the weekend, arrangements had been made between Hadleigh and Thundersley Cricket Club, Essex and the Castle Point Borough Council, in partnership with Pinnacle, to gather a team of volunteers to take part in a community litter pick at the John H Burrows Recreation Ground as part of NatWest CricketForce.

CPBC and Pinnacle provided the hand-held litter-picks and collection bags and after a brief discussion about health and safety, the lads set out in teams of four to collect as much as they could in an hour and a half in not the best of weather conditions.

They all worked extremely hard to collect litter from around the club and in the grounds and very soon the bags began to mount up. Pinnacle arranged to have the litter collected and taken away. The amount of rubbish collected was more than enough to add a considerable amount to the load already in the flat-bed trailer.

At the end of the collection, the names of everyone who took part were put into a hat and six juniors received £10 gift tokens donated by a club member to spend at Smyths Toy Store, based at Rayleigh Weir.

The six lucky winners of the tokens were Oliver Duxbury, Annabelle Glanville, Miles Graham, Ishen Patel, Jamie Stone and Anthony Grosvenor.

I am sure that the users of John H Burrows Recreation Ground, Castle Point Borough Council and Pinnacle would like to thank all those who did such a great job cleaning up the park.

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