‘IF WE don’t pick up rubbish when we see it, who will?’ – that phrase from Droitwich youngster Grace has inspired a town charity group to organise a litterpick over the Easter weekend.
Droitwich DoubleBeat’s response to the seven-year-old – one of the group’s smallest members – was it should be picked up because it was ‘everyone’s responsibility’.
The group continues to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation but will also be helping the community next weekend in this different way.
Next weekend rubbish will be collected from Droitwich and surrounding areas to support the community and they are hoping others will do the same in their areas of the town.
Anyone taking part in litterpicks are urged to observe the Govenment’s social-distancing regulations and Droitwich DoubleBeat will provide information about collections and disposal between now and next weekend.
The Droitwich DoubleBeat BHF Fund-raising Group was formed by friends Sarah Poultney, Marie Tolley and Jamie Curtis.
Jamie’s daughter Myla was born with double inlet left ventricle, a condition which affects the valves and chambers of the heart.
Members have joked about the children being ‘honorary members’ but they frequently provide the inspiration – from Myla to two-year-old Lucas successfully bouncing on Resus Annie to successfully maintain blood circulation during a CPR event.
Droitwich DoubleBeat is currently supporting the BHF’s latest fund-raising drive – to raise £60,000 to celebrate the charity’s 60 years of saving lives.
Anyone wanting to donate to the West Midlands effort to raise £600 rowards the total can visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bhfwestmids