LITTER pickers turned out for an extra special tidy up in Leamington for the King’s Coronation.
The Friends of Christchurch Gardens moved its regular Saturday litter pick to a Monday this month as part of the national Big Help Out.
It was an event taking place across the country on the Bank Holiday to champion volunteering in celebration of King Charles’ Coronation.
And as well as the usual litter pick, the group tackled edging, weeding, raking, hoeing and sweeping. Three one-tonne bags were filled to the brim with compostable garden waste.
There was a great turnout of volunteers ranging in age from almost 80 down to ten-month old Ava who supervised her parents’ weeding from the comfort of her pushchair.
Once again welcome hot drinks were provided by Holy Trinity Church and Friends chair Alison Chantrey supplied freshly baked treats.
Alison said: “It was lovely to see so many new faces. Everyone said they enjoyed meeting new people, making a difference and even the fresh, if rather damp, air. All said they would come again.”
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