Loughborough Echo

Cash handed over to fight litter


MOUNTSORRE­L Quarry has donated £400 to a local litter picking project to fund new equipment.

The Cleaner Village Project, a local youth-focused community group, is run by Leicesters­hire and Rutland Youth and Family Services (LRYFS).

LRYFS is a community based non-profit organisati­on that took over the youth and community support provision for Mountsorre­l last year.

Anthony Marvin, Youth and Community Officer at LRYFS and organiser of the Cleaner Village Project, said: “Due to the success of the project, we were struggling to provide equipment for everyone who wanted to take part.

“We are very grateful to Mountsorre­l Quarry for the donation, which has allowed us to buy ten sets of new equipment for the volunteers to use.

“With our new equipment, we can carry out even more community litter picks and also loan equipment to individual­s and families so they can carry out solo picks.” The project started after the first lockdown in 2020 to encourage young people to get active outdoors whilst also taking care of the village and the environmen­t.

Following its success, the volunteer-led group has attracted interest from the wider community and is now made up of 43 members.

Rob Lees, operations manager at Mountsorre­l Quarry, said: “We were impressed to hear about the work LRYFS does to encourage young people to take care of their local area and are proud to be able to support them.

“As a business, we’re committed to supporting the local community and hope to get out with the Cleaner Village Project on a litter pick very soon.”

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