Grantham RiverCare heroes are green award champions in BBC Radio Lincolnshire awards
A team of volunteers who help keep the river through Grantham clean and safe have been crowned champions in 'Make A Difference' awards.
Grantham RiverCare has been announced as Green Champion award winner in BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Make A Difference awards.
In a message to volunteers, or 'River Heroes', RiverCare co-leader David Martin said: "From Ian [Simmons] and myself as co- leads we say a huge thank you for being part of a movement in Grantham that for 16 years has continued to look after adopted stretch.
"And we also say a huge thank you to our supporting partners over the many years."
In a tweet, BBC Radio Lincolnshire said: "Congratulations to everyone at Grantham RiverCare who have been awarded the Green Champion Award at the @BBCRadioLincs #MakeADifference Awards! We are absolutely thrilled for them and so pleased the amazing work they have undertaken over the past 16 years has been recognised."
RiverCare BeachCare (East Anglia) is a Keep Britain Tidy project funded in the region by Anglian Water. Currently supporting 50 local community groups to litterpick, undertake citizen science projects and act as guardians of their localwatercourse or beach.
Lincolnshire programme officer Cate Holborn said: "Congratulations to you and all of the fantastic Grantham RiverCarers! I’m absolutely thrilled you have all won the Green Champions Award at the BBC Radio Lincs Make A Difference Awards.
"It’s an absolute pleasure to work with such a fabulous, dedicated group of people, who care so greatly for their local environment, and I’m so pleased you’ve been recognised as the stars that you are.
"Thank you for making a difference! Looking forward to seeing you all when we are finally allowed to get together again."