Fife's OneKind are our March Clean Up Heroes

OneKind Fife Volunteer Group are our Clean Up “Hero of the Month”, in recognition of its efforts to protect wildlife by removing litter from the local coastline.

OneKind Fife organisers, Debbie Wheelhouse and Charlie Guy, received the award for their enthusiasm to engage the Fife community in animal welfare and promote the problems that litter can cause wildlife. As part of their efforts, they arranged a large group beach clean up of Leven Beach joining forces with Fife Street Champions, Happy Beaches Fife and Scottish Beach Finds to collect 450 litres of rubbish in the one session.

OneKind’s Campaigner Sarah Moyes said: “It is fantastic to be presented with this award. The event attracted 20 people from across Fife, and we removed a significant amount of rubbish. I hope that by doing so we managed to protect a lot of local wildlife.

“It was great to involve so many people in the issues of OneKind and I hope that they will help to champion animal welfare through many local initiatives, including disposing of rubbish responsibly.”

The Hero of the Month award is supported by The Helping Hand Company that provide each Hero with a Clean Up kit - including a new Scottish litter picker and handy hoop. An image from the presentation can be accessed here.

Heather McLaughlin, our Clean Up Scotland project officer said: “I would like to congratulate Charlie and Debbie, and all of the OneKind Fife members, for their fantastic efforts to reduce the amount of litter along the Fife coastline. Thanks to their efforts we have managed to reduce the amount of litter that could have found its way into our seas.

“I hope that the efforts of the OneKind Fife Volunteer Group will help to influence many more people to think about how they dispose of their rubbish and the wider problems that it causes for our wildlife and our environment.”

The Clean Up Scotland campaign encourages everyone to get involved. Find out how you can help with the campaign’s ambition to make Scotland the cleanest country in Europe.

25 March 2019

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