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JOB DONE - 14 large sacks of litter cleared from Morden Park
Litter clear up Morden Park 21st April 2012
On Saturday 21st April 2012 Sport for Good is organising a litter clean up in Morden Park to publicise the TRAIL Campaign which encourages trail runners to pick up litter.
It will be a fun event and we would love to see you there. We plan to start at 11.00am, clear up some litter then make use of the outdoor gym for some core fitness work. We will follow this with a run around the park. The adjacent Morden Pools have agreed that we can use their showers free of charge to freshen up afterwards. Equipment and some refreshments will be provided. You will also be given a goody bag to say thank you.
Morden Park is beside the London Road (A24) Morden. Parking is available behind Merton College, the nearest rail station is Morden South and plenty of buses pass the park (154, 93, 80, 293).
If you are able to join us please let Edward know (email Edward), if you can only make it for part of the day that is fine. The event will be filmed so this is your chance to have fun and grab some of the limelight (if you want to).
What’s the problem? LITTER
Jeremy Paxman famously said in an article in the Guardian, March 2007 “We are no longer a green and pleasant land spotted with filthy places. We are a filthy island in which there is now an occasional oasis of cleanliness.” His view was formed from the comfort of a car and once on a bicycle. “Setting out to cycle a one-mile stretch of quiet country road to attempt my own amateurish survey of rubbish, I gave up once I had counted more than 100 items and, it seemed, hardly gone 500 yards. Of course, some of it - hubcaps and so on - looked as if it had fallen there by accident. But most - sandwich wrappers, McDonald's bags, crisp packets and endless plastic bottles - had been deliberately jettisoned.”
To read the full article click here
Who is going to solve it? YOU
Those of us that run off-road inhabit a green and pleasant land, but litter is increasingly becoming a problem. We encounter carelessly discarded sweet wrappers, crisp packets, drinks bottles and even energy gel sachets. Extremely remote areas are not exempt; the wind blows in plastic bags, sweet wrappers, crisp packets and even polystyrene fast-food containers
This stuff isn’t going to go away by itself, somebody needs to pick it up – it could be
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Get your free information pack, pouch running belt and other stuff from the Ed & Phil’s online shop. There is a £3.50 postage charge, to cover our costs and a 1p charge because the software cannot cope with £0.00: however those nice people at Ed & Phil have said that if you buy something else from their shop, they will pay our postage costs and donate £1.00 to the campaign.
(please note these are seconds; still useable)
(but may have slight cosmetic faults)
Click here to get you littter pack
A big thank you to Ed & Phil for letting Sport for Good use this page for the campaign and for putting the litter packs in the website shop.
If you want to find out about Sport for Good the click here.