‘Rubbish Ramblers’ raise over £2,000 for food banks

On Friday 24th September, 12 employees, self-titled ‘The Rubbish Ramblers’, from Streets Heaver and Kinetic Estate Agents embarked on a mammoth litter picking mission.

Fundraising for Streets Heaver’s Charity of the Year, Lincoln Community Larder, the team walked 18 miles from Woodhall Spa to Lincoln via the popular Water Rail walk. They were armed with litter grabbers and hoops provided by C.L.E.A.N and completed the full route cleaning up this much-loved walkway, raising over £2330 towards supporting Lincoln food banks in the process.

The Lincoln Community Larder is a charity set-up to distribute food and other essentials to those that for various financial reasons, are currently struggling or unable to buy food. Sadly, this is much more required across the county at the moment.

Reflecting on the walk, Marvin Cottam said, “I am extremely proud of everyone that took part from both Streets Heaver and Kinetic on how successful the walk was.

Not only did we raise a lot of money for this very important and local cause that helps people out with food in times of need, but we also picked a lot of litter up that is a sadly prevalent everywhere.

“Overall, it was a great way to give back to the community and make the world a better place.”

The team of twelve met up at 8.00am in the morning at Kirkstead Bridge and after a safety briefing, began the route back to Lincoln.  Along the way, they were greeted by many supportive walkers and welcomed for a quick tea break at ‘The Open Door’ in Bardney.

They arrived in Lincoln at the Royal William IV on the Brayford at around 4.00pm having filled two very full bags of litter (mostly drink cans and bottles but also included a pair of jeans) and also salvaged a shopping trolley. A fantastic achievement for all involved!

The litter pick brings Streets Heaver’s Charity of the Year total to over £3160 so far, and with a few months still to go, the company expect to raise even more funds for the Lincoln Larder.