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By Laura Bolden

Senior Staff Writer

12 July 2019

| | 2 min read


Newcastle United Foundation join the Big Clean-Up

Yesterday (11 July), 16 volunteers from the Newcastle United Foundations community project with the Princes Trust joined the Big Clean-Up. 



Students from Newcastle United Foundation's Princes Trust team.
Students from Newcastle United Foundation's Princes Trust team.

The group battled heavy rain and thunder storms to help clear litter from around Exhibition Park in Jesmond. 

The students, who are currently on the Princes Trust team support by the foundation, were encouraged ‘to do their bit” to help keep Newcastle tidy as part of the Your city, your home week of activity and held the litter pick as part of their 12 week community project. 

The Princes Trust project works with 16-25 year olds to help them get into employment.

25 council volunteers also headed out across the city to complete litter picks Newcastle city centre including Sandyford Road, Claremont Road and John Dobson Street. 

Over 30 bags of litter was collected in just over one hour. 

And this weekend (Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July) the council is encouraging local people and community groups to organise their own litter-picks and clean-ups to collectively show how proud they are of their city.

The Your city, you home campaign has its own website  with lots of information to help people plan their own clean-up activity, whether this is over this weekend or at any time.

This website also gives people the opportunity to promote their clean-up activity and ask others to join them. Everyone who uses social media is encouraged to use #yourcityyourhome to demonstrate Newcastle is coming together to help look after the city.

Newcastle's Big Clean Up