Members of staff at Norfolk County Council decided to go on a litter pick on Monday afternoon. As part of Gateway Vineyard’s 1000 Hours Kindness Revolution Project a handful of church members who work at County Hall took to the streets of Lakenham during their lunch break.
Armed with litter pickers and black bags, kindly supplied by David Chapman at Norse, the four volunteers managed to fill four bags in the time they had available.
Pete Elwick said: “We had a great time on a lovely sunny lunchtime mixing a healthy walk with making the community look a little nicer. When the project was announced in church Rachel and I knew we had to do something to contribute more to the well-being of County Hall and see if we could make a small difference to the surrounding area.
“Max Griffiths at Norwich City Council said they were happy with this and he kindly offered bags and litter pickers too. We bumped into several people walking dogs who commented that we were doing a great thing and thanked us. I knew their spirits were lifted as a result of our chat.
“This project has inspired and motivated this small team of employees who attend Gateway Vineyard Norwich to carry on volunteering around the workplace and local area.”
The running total is now over 1500 hours – amazing.
Pictured above are the County Hall litter picking volunteers Rachel, Sarah, Matt and Pete.