Fife Coast and Countryside Trust (FCCT) are supporting communities in Fife, by supplying ‘Community Litter Pick Tool Kits’. The ‘Tool Kits’ were funded by monies gifted from the ‘Tesco Bags of Help Scheme’. The Trust purchased a number of the kits, which will be used to support and encourage communities to get involved in environmental clean-up activities.
The latest group to receive a ‘Community Litter Pick Tool Kit’ are St Andrews Environmental Network. The tool kit provides all the required equipment to conduct litter picks, including protective equipment, Healthy and Safety Equipment. The kit can be borrow by other organisations to carry out litter picks in the St Andrews area.
Jane Kell, of St Andrews Environmental Network accepted the tool kit, commenting, ‘We are passionate about keeping our town as clean as possible, we work to keep public spaces including the Kinness Burn across St Andrews litter free. This gift will enable us to increase the number of litter picks we organise, which will have a positive impact on cleanliness and wellbeing of our local area.’
Gillian Cunningham, Manager Tesco St Andrews commented of behalf of Tesco saying, ‘Tesco are delighted to donate Bags of Help funding to Fife Coast & Countryside Trust to help with new equipment.’
Also present at the presentation was Dominic Rye, FCCT West Sands Ranger, who works with volunteers groups to conduct regular beach cleans and also with the FCCT Coastal Volunteer Group, who conduct practical conservation activities, including sand dune restoration. To find out more visit the events page of the Trust website. https://fifecoastandcountrysidetrust.co.uk/events/
A number of these kits which will be available for community groups to borrow, while we have decided to donate 8 kits to communities across Fife. Just send us an email explaining (in no more than 150 words) why your community deserves one of our ‘Tool Kits’, send your email to [email protected]