Staff at Ten Three Cleaning have been stepping out and picking up in aid of good causes.
Having taken part in a 20-mile sponsored walk to raise money for St Margaret’s Hospice last year – and exceeding their fundraising target of £500 – Charlie Mae James and Christina Truesdale are now planning a sponsored litter-pick.
They will be enlisting the support of their co-workers to litter pick their way through Yeovil’s country park and walking hotspots, aiming to raise at least £300 for a large food parcel to be donated to the town’s Lord’s Larder food bank.
Charlie Mae said: “I wanted to support a local cause for this year’s charity and with the increase in difficulty for people to provide basics for themselves and their families, the Lord’s Larder seemed the perfect charity for Ten Three to support.
“We have chosen to litter pick because we feel we have a social and environmental responsibility to look after our lovely town, so this fundraiser will have a wonderful result and benefit everyone in their area!
“I decided that this year I wanted to arrange a charity event that will make a different which is why I chose litter picking. This will be us giving back to the community and everyone in the area will benefit from it.”
The Lord’s Larder is a volunteer-led food bank and has helped to support over 8,000 desperately hungry people annually in the local area, over 3,000 of which were children.
Charlie Mae added: “Food banks have become an ever-increasing need in the last few years. After seeing on the news about the increase in costs of gas and electricity and the worries that use in food banks would soar because of this, it was clear that we wanted to choose our local food bank as this year’s fundraiser.
“We are incredible grateful for those that have donated so far and anyone else that chooses to support us.”
The team will be litter-picking on April 2 and anyone who would like to support them with a donation should visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/tenthreelordslarder.