Gosport councillor’s donation after creek clean-up

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VOLUNTEERS have helped raise £100 for good causes after a creek clean-up.

A dozen people braved the cold on Saturday morning to pick up litter and washed-up debris from the Alver Creek in Gosport.

As reported yesterday, Labour ward councillor for the area, Cllr June Cully, organised the clean-up and pledged to donate £5 to good causes for every bag that was filled with rubbish.

After spending two hours at the creek, the volunteers filled 20 bags.

Cllr Cully will now donate £100 to the Sure Start Haselbridge Children’s Centre and the Seafield Community Garden.

She said: ‘We had a very successful morning. The 12 volunteers filled 20 bags with lots of plastic bottles, paper, cans, carrier bags, broken toys and clothing.

‘We also removed some larger metal items including tyres, bicycle wheels and car parts as well as a large bollard.

‘It was a lovely sunny morning and I am delighted to be able to donate £100 to the Sure Start Haselbridge Children’s Centre and Seafield Community Garden.

‘My grateful thanks goes to all the volunteers.’

A similar clean-up event is being organised with the White Lion Youth Project to take place some time next month along the town’s promenade.