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Helping to keep Richmond tidy

27 May 2020  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in: ,

A job well done – “Let’s keep Richmond Tidy” said former student Evie McFarlane, after stepping in with her friend Chloe to help clear an enormous amount of litter left by visitors to Richmond Falls on Monday. Working with other volunteers, the community-spirited teenagers collected bags of rubbish at the popular beauty spot.

Kris Dowson Hird, a Richmond resident, said: “I don’t have kids, but if I did I could not be prouder of these guys! After the visitors left all their rubbish and broken glass, these amazing young people, both male and female, came to clear the Falls. They did not want recognition, but cleared away the mess from the fools that came to ruin our town. After all the negativity regarding young people, it is about time people could see how much some of the young people are a credit to this town! They deserve a huge pat on the back.”

Evie said: “The photographs show the rubbish we cleaned up at the river today.  Thank you to everyone for helping and I hope this litter problem can be resolved quickly because it is becoming worse and worse as each day goes by.  I’d just like to say thank you for everyone’s kind messages and the most generous gifts. It is amazing how much kindness Richmond Town has for their citizens.  Let’s keep Richmond tidy!”

Thank you to Mr Dowson Hird and Evie for their photographs.

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