A monthly litter-pick with a difference is set to be launched this Saturday at the Grosvenor Park in Chester to help spring clean the city.
The Plogability campaign aims to do its bit to keep Chester clean by organising family-friendly walking and jogging litter-picks on the first Saturday of every month through Spring.
Two routes will be led by volunteers – one walking and one running – taking around 45 minutes, with everyone picking up the rubbish they see along the way.
The event is being organised Helen Tandy, Simon Eardley and Christian and Carlotta Dunn from the Chester-based group EcoCommunities, and is supporting the work of other organisations like Welsh Dee Trust, Surfers Against Sewage and Keep Britain Tidy.
Helen Tandy said: “Plogging is doing a litter-pick whilst jogging, so it’s a great way to meet new people, do your bit for the environment and keep fit too.”
“We’re also going to be adding a walking route though, so that absolutely everyone can get involved in Chester’s Plogability,” Helen added.
All equipment will be provided for participants and the event starts at 3pm from the Pavilion in the Grosvenor Park in Chester on March 5 and go on for an hour.
Christian Dunn said: “Everyone is welcome to come along from families with small children to fitness addicts, we’ll be leading a gentle 5km jog and a walking route, but if you want to run more or at a faster pace, then go for it.
“Really, the only rule is you should try and keep moving whilst picking up the litter – which can take a bit of practise!”
Simon Eardley said: “It is planned that the Plogability event will be held every month through spring and participants will get the opportunity to weigh the amount of rubbish they collect so they can keep track of the good work their doing over the campaign.”
If you would like to help volunteer with organising Plogability then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can register for the first Plogability on Saturday by following the link, or just turn-up on the day: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/plogability-chester-tickets-265781017177
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