Literally bags and bags of litter were picked up from Norfolk beaches and streets by enthusiastic teams from Gateway Vineyard Church as part of its 1000Hours community acts of kindness project.
An impressive 24 adults, 11 children, two babies and one dog met at Overstrand beach (pictured above) on a sunny Saturday morning for a beach clean-up/litter pick.
Nikki Adlam reports: “We were blessed by brilliant sunshine and a really enthusiastic group from Gateway and collected several sacks of rubbish, mainly plastics. The group logged 62 hours in total which was a great effort and celebrated with lots of cake and hot drinks.”
Mike Hidden sorted all formalities and ensured that the event went smoothly. Thanks to North Norfolk District Council for their support and equipment they loaned.
The only downside was when Nicky Morris slipped over on some mud and ended up in A&E with a broken wrist – up-to six weeks in plaster looming.
A second team (above), led by Jon Squires in Eaton collected an impressive eight bags of litter up.
Running total now almost 250 hours.