A new community project is being launched throughout Newtownabbey and Carrickfergus. The ‘Litter Champions Project’ aims to support and encourage more volunteers to make a difference in their community.
There are already many local volunteers hard at work all over Newtownabbey helping to tackle the litter problem. Some collect litter from our shorelines, some from local walking routes and others are working to improve their local neighbourhoods. This project will raise the profile of this volunteering and hopefully encourage lots more people to get involved. As a ‘Litter Champion’, each volunteer will be provided with a free litter picker, a volunteer information pack and the opportunity to highlight their interesting litter finds and achievements. It doesn’t matter where individuals decide to volunteer or how often they volunteer, all help is welcome.
‘The Litter Champions Project’ is being coordinated by Amanda Wilson, a young person from Carrickfergus who was recently awarded a grant worth £2,500 from ‘O2 Think Bigger’. The project is also being supported by Carrickfergus and Newtownabbey Borough Councils.
“During the last two years I have organised beach cleans that have enabled over 600 people hours of volunteering, now I’m really keen to support other like-minded individuals who quietly volunteer on a regular basis”.
You can find out more about becoming a ‘Litter Champion’ by coming along to the project launch on Saturday 28th July at Mossley Mill’s Summertime event 12 – 3pm.You can also contact Amanda directly to get a short application form by emailing