Today the Love Where You Live team took part in a community litter pick organised by Keep Wales Tidy in conjunction with eXXpedition Round Britain 2017 at Cardiff Pointe. It was a fantastic event with 67 people turning up. All together 96 bags of litter were collected; 24 bags of recycling and 72 bags of general waste.
So many different people supported the event, from local Cardiff Point residents, to litter champs throughout the city. Other groups included Keep Grangetown Tidy, Green Days, Tidy Taff and the Cardiff Rivers Group who all turned up en masse to support the event.
Another amazing chap turned up – who is 18 months in to walking the coastal path of the UK, picking up litter as he goes. Wayne Dixon, and is dog Koda, having already walked from Lancashire to Scotland last year, this year headed south in January and have just made it to Cardiff. He has an amazing blog about his time at: https://www.facebook.com/wayne.dixon.7543
He said ‘I have never seen a turn out as big as this. 67 people is just amazing. I have loved walking through Wales and meeting so many lovely friendly people’ Wayne is raising money for MIND and Northern Inuit Rescue Society, as well as raising awareness about the litter problem throughout the UK.