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|Title:||Is William Doncaster’s Youngest Regular Litter-Picking Volunteer?|
|ID & Publication:||20130311004 ~ The-Villager.co.uk |
|Subject:||Community News |
William Smith aged 6 from Scawthorpe is thought to be Doncaster’s youngest regular litter-picking volunteer.
Peter Davies Mayor of Doncaster and Deputy Mayor, Councillor Cynthia Ransome recently met William and his family to thank him for all his efforts to clean up the streets of Doncaster after learning that he could regularly be found helping his grandma, Sheila Smith, to pick up litter.
William said: ‘It feels very nice to be Doncaster’s youngest litter picker. I started picking litter because I thought it was the right thing to do, Grandma says - find a bin and put it in!’
The Mayor said: ‘William is setting a fine example to other young people across the borough and it was a pleasure to meet such an inspirational young man.
‘In an ideal world people would stop dropping litter in Doncaster, but until that happens I am really pleased that there are people like William and his Grandma to make sure that the rubbish ends up in the bin where it belongs.’
Councillor Cynthia Ransome, who is the Cabinet Member for Communities; Street Scene; Environmental Protection; Waste and Recycling, added: ‘With our Love Where You Live campaign we want to inspire everyone to make where we live, work and play the kind of place we really want it to be. William is a great example of how we can all do something, whoever we are, to make where we live a better place.’
During his visit to the new Civic Office, William was presented with a litterpicker, gloves and high visibility vest (kindly provided by The Helping Hand Company) to help him to keep up the good work!
Tell us about any younger environmental champions who are doing their bit for a cleaner Doncaster via our Love Where You Live Facebook page (www.facebook.com/lovedoncaster) or on Twitter @lovedoncaster
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