A litter pick in Northumberland organised by a group of Army Cadets has raised funds to help send two of them jungle training in Brunei.
Our parent company, Galliford Try, chipped in with £250 for the local clean-up in Amble which collected for Catherine Phillips (17), from Warkworth, and Josh Truman (17), from Ellington, to attend the two-week trip in July with 18 others.
They are members of Broomhill Detachment, Northumbria Army Cadet Force. The litter pick was around Dansfield Square which is close to where Galliford Try is delivering 48 new houses, bungalows and apartments.
Catherine said: “I thought a sponsored litter pick would be a good idea as we would be able to do something for the community whilst raising money for the trip.
“I contacted Galliford Try and suggested the idea and they agreed to donate some money to the fund and to provide us with the equipment we would need for the clean-up.”
Stephen McCoy, managing director at Galliford Try Partnerships North, said: “We like to support and work with the community in the areas in which we are building.
“Helping Catherine and the Army Cadets with a donation towards the life changing trip as well as supplying the tools they needed to make a positive impact on the local landscape provided the ideal opportunity.”
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