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Grantham RiverCare wins BBC Radio Lincolnshire Make a Difference Green Champions Award




RiverCare has won an award for all of their hard work from BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Grantham RiverCare are a group of volunteers who tackle litter in the River Witham across Grantham.

They received The Make a Difference Green Champions Award on Wednesday July 28 from radio presenter Melvyn Prior.

Grantham RiverCare volunteers win BBC Radio Lincolnshire award (49804128)
Grantham RiverCare volunteers win BBC Radio Lincolnshire award (49804128)

David Martin and Ian Simmons are Co-Leader's of Grantham RiverCare.

David said: "I mean it's quite an achievement really and to win an award it marks a chapter in RiverCare's history and it shows the dedication of the volunteers.

"For us as leaders we are absolutely chuffed for the volunteers and for the group."

Grantham RiverCare volunteers win BBC Radio Lincolnshire award (49804125)
Grantham RiverCare volunteers win BBC Radio Lincolnshire award (49804125)

During this clean-up 20 volunteers helped to collect 14 bags of litter which contained over 110 recyclable items, such as glass bottles, plastic bottles and cans.

The litter collected on the day also included 2 trolleys, a skateboard, a VCR, traffic cones, wood panels, a plastic chair, a bike and even an electric bike.

The groups 107th clean-up will take place on Saturday August 21 between 10am and 12pm.

Rivercare volunteers on previous clean-ups (49663415)
Rivercare volunteers on previous clean-ups (49663415)


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