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Ravenscroft takes to the streets for week long litter pick

Ravenscroft takes to the streets for week long litter pick

Friday 05 July 2019

Ravenscroft takes to the streets for week long litter pick

A sombrero and a car registration plate were the most unusual items found by Ravenscroft staff during a week-long litter pick.

The investment services company was the first to sign up this summer to Pick It Up Guernsey’s Womble52 initiative which encourages local business to choose a week of the year and go out and pick up rubbish from around the island.

"The aim of Womble 52 is for us as a community to come together and do our bit to keep Guernsey as litter free as possible. Pick It Up Guernsey’s recent cigarette collection was a huge success and that has led to a growing interest from people wanting to be involved. I’m delighted that Ravenscroft, which has been a great supporter, has now signed up to Womble 52," said Andrew Munro, Founder and Trustee of Pick It Up Guernsey.

"Ravenscroft also purchased from us litter pickers for their staff to borrow when wombling as well as pocket ashtrays which they are giving out free to their staff.  I hope more companies will follow their lead."

Ravenscroft sent out teams for 30 minutes every day for five days and cleaned the streets around its office in New Street. As well as the sombrero and registration plate, glass and plastic bottles, take away containers, tin cans, cigarette packets, wrappers and hundreds of cigarette butts were also collected.

"It was surprising just how much was collected over the week. Places that had been cleaned one day then had litter in them the next day. It was an eye opener for all the Ravenscroft staff who went out during the week and we had some great feedback from people who saw us out and about and thanked us for taking the time to keep St Peter Port clean," said Sophie Gordon, Head of Ravenscroft’s sports and social club.

Pictured top: Ravenscroft's Katrina Bray and Shannon Lancaster. 

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