Friends are doing a rubbish job!
SOUTHPORT’S celebrated Rubbish Friends volunteer group has been busy ensuring that the latest of the town’s prestigious sporting events has a litter free venue.
The team was out in force and 19 volunteers filled 37 bags of litter from West Lancashire Yacht Club’s surroundings in preparation for the 24-hour race to be staged there this weekend.
Rubbish Friends cofounder Cllr Pat Keith said: “Our organisation has been running for six years and I am constantly thrilled with the dedication and the turnout of the wonderful volunteers.
“They turn out in all weathers to help keep Southport sparkling and we should all appreciate their great efforts.”
One volunteer Leo Evans said: “Our town is fortunate to host a series of prestigious sporting events including County Cricket, the Yacht Race and, of course, The Open golf at Royal Birkdale and it is essential that we present a litter-free image for visitors and residents.”
To become a Rubbish Friend contact Pat Keith on 07735 005802.
Rubbish Friends volunteers with their litter haul
Charles Mitchell, Sefton mayor Cllr Dave Robinson, and Maureen Fearn