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Young Redruth residents are pick of the litter

15 May 2018
Ivy Kennedy and Tabitha Simmons.

Two young residents from Redruth are helping to keep their local area spick and span through their own litter pick.

Local litter pick

Six-year-old Tabitha Simmons – whose mum Samantha is a Sanctuary Housing resident – and Ivy Kennedy, aged eight, have teamed up with friends to take part in the litter picks around the Wheal Harmony area of the town.

As the weather improved, the girls noticed that more litter was being left around the neighbourhood, so decided to do their bit to spruce up their surroundings.

The duo also take the time to separate out the recyclable litter, in a bid to help reduce waste going to landfill.

“These two youngsters are a real inspiration”

Sanctuary’s area manager, Neil Trick, commented: “These two youngsters are a real inspiration and I’m sure are helping to instil a sense of community to the area. It just goes to show that there are ways for everyone to get involved in their neighbourhood, no matter how old they are.”

“I’m so proud of them for making a real difference in Redruth”

Samantha Simmons, Tabitha’s mum, added: “The girls came up with the idea of doing the litter picks all on their own. I’m so proud of them for making a real difference in Redruth.”


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