Great British Spring Clean bolstered by efforts of Lincolnshire Army Cadets

E Coy Army Cadets Spring Clean

A group of Army Cadets from E Company, part of Humberside and South Yorkshire Army Cadet Force (ACF), rolled up their sleeves and picked litter in a number of areas across the region to assist with the Keep Britain Tidy ‘Great British Spring Clean’.

Cadets and adult volunteers from the Ashby, Kirton Lindsey, Brigg, Barton and Scunthorpe Detachments decided to do their bit to keep the nation spick and span by picking litter along the the Ancholme Valley Path, at Water’s Edge Country Park in Barton, along public footpaths in Scunthorpe and in Kirton in Lindsey town centre.

This is the second time E Company has been involved in the Great British Spring Clean and this time over 70 bags of rubbish were collected, along with numerous items that were too large to be bagged.

Major Ian Mumby, Commanding Officer of E Company, assisted at all locations throughout the day.

He said: “It was a pleasure to see all the Army Cadets from the region who volunteered to take part in the North Lincolnshire Big Spring Clean. Cadets from the five detachments turned out early on a Saturday morning to take part in this worthwhile community activity.

“Army Cadets volunteer as part of their training, however this was over and above their normal commitments. I had the pleasure of visiting all five groups as they collected over seventy full bags of rubbish.

“Members of the public expressed their gratitude for the work the Army Cadets were doing, saying it was nice to see so many young people taking care of their community. As the commanding officer I was delighted to see such commitment and spirit in all the cadets on the day. I’d like to thank them and their adult supervisors for a job well done.”

Report courtesy of Humberside and South Yorkshire Army Cadet Force

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