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21st October 2011, 11:58am
Volunteers pool efforts for Brayford litter pick
Volunteers working on the Big Tidy Up Volunteers from the University of Lincoln and McDonald's joined forces for a litter pick in the Brayford Pool area.

Staff and students from the University teamed up with staff from the McDonald's restaurant on Ropewalk to tidy public spots around the Brayford Campus and surrounding areas.

Volunteers worked together on the 'Big Tidy Up' to retrieve more than 20 bags of litter. Where possible material collected was recycled.

The event on Wednesday 19 October was part of the national Love Where You Live campaign. This is a new national campaign, led by Keep Britain Tidy, which encourages people to care for their local environment by organising community activities.

Dan Clayton, Environmental and Sustainability Manager at the University of Lincoln, who organised the Big Tidy Up event, said: "The University already collects litter from around the Brayford Campus, but there are some difficult to reach spots. This event helped us to clean up these areas. The Love Where You Live campaign is a really good way to promote the 'Don't drop litter' message."

Jane Kilby, Volunteer Co-ordinator at the University's Students' Union, said: "It's great to see students who want to be involved in this type of volunteering event it brings students, staff and members of the wider community together to work on a project that's of real importance."

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