Two Asda stores based in Hamilton and Blantyre recently joined forces with volunteers in the local community to help tidy up rubbish around Bent Cemetery in Hamilton.
Around 40 bags of rubbish were collected by Asda colleagues who worked together with the Hamilton and Blantyre litter pickers group to hold the litter pick at Bent Cemetery.
The team worked hard to clear the area of rubbish, which included a pram, plastic bottles and some items of clothing with an army of 14 volunteers.
The litter pick was conducted as part of Asda’s Picnic Ranger campaign which is running across the summer to encourage communities to love where they live, discover new beauty spots to prevent overcrowding and encourage people to picnic sustainably, take home their rubbish and look after their local environments.
Mary Sutherland, Community Champion at Asda Blantyre, said:
“It was brilliant joining forces with the Hamilton store and our local community to help tackle litter in our area, everyone really got stuck in to keep our lovely town looking its best.”
“We really love organising litter picks – it’s something we’re very passionate about and we want to ensure we also educate people on taking their litter home so we can keep our community spaces looking welcoming! We had so much fun that we decided to host another litter pick in the Blantyre area this weekend, we can’t wait to get back to it!”
The litter pick was organised as a simple act of community love and care, which Asda colleagues across the country regularly take part in and organise as a way of giving back to the local area.
If you’re interested in volunteering with the Hamilton and Blantyre litter pickers group, you can find out how to join by clicking the link –https://www.facebook.com/groups/1196638204090058
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