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Tuesday 21 May 2019

FDYS Riverchapel Youth Group do their bit collecting rubbish in their community

Youth worker Nadine with Craig, Ethan, Tanwa, Jake and Anthony
Youth worker Nadine with Craig, Ethan, Tanwa, Jake and Anthony

Cathy Lee

Young people from FDYS Riverchapel Youth Group did their bit for their community when they took part in National Spring Clean on Wednesday, April 17 and spent two hours picking up litter around their locality.

Five young people, Craig, Ethan, Tanwa, Jake and Anthony, who are aged between 13 and 16 years, alongside their youth worker Nadine collected a total of four full bags of rubbish.

'The young people found a lot of plastic bottles, coffee cups, sweet wrapper and cans,' said community youth worker Hayley Rochford.

National Spring Clean is Ireland's most popular anti litter initiative, which takes place during the month of April and now in its twentieth year. The campaign since 1999 has encouraged every sector of society to actively participate and take responsibility for litter, by conducting clean ups in their own local environment and is operated by An Taisce in partnership with the Department of Environment, Heritage, Local Government and Local Authorities.

FDYS Riverchapel Youth Group runs on Wednesdays for those aged 13 to 17 years, for more information contact 085 8898047.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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