Middlewich Clean Team were this week given a much-needed boost when the local Labour group donated £300. Labour members and councillors presented the cheque at a litter pick that took place around Pochin’s Way and Holmes Chapel Road on Saturday the 12th of May.
The money was raised at the recent “Rock the Vote” fund raising event organised by Middlewich Labour, at which local bands Irwell, Salt Rox and Taking Liberties performed on the 21st of April.
Councillor Mike Hunter said, “We all really appreciate what the Clean Team have done for Middlewich, and us supporting them in this way is the least we can do. I’d like to thank all the Middlewich residents and others who attended Rock the Vote; not only was it a terrific evening’s entertainment, we raised all this money for a good cause. It makes the hard work worthwhile.”
Labour Town Councillor Jonathan Parry added, “When we do our fundraising, we believe it’s important to give back to the community, and what the Clean Team do for Middlewich is priceless. I’d like to give a special mention to Maxine [Hemmings] who gave a thankyou speech at the end of Rock the Vote. We are genuinely thrilled that the money means so much to them.”
Vice Chair of Middlewich Clean Team Abby Horton said, “On behalf of the committee and every one of our fantastic volunteers, I’d like to say a huge thankyou to all the Labour members and supporters who have very generously donated to Middlewich Clean Team. The money will help us buy always-needed equipment such as litter pickers, gloves, hi-viz jackets and bag hoops for all our members. We hope to continue making Middlewich a pleasant place for us all to enjoy living in for a long time to come.”
Labour Town Anyone who is interested in joining Middlewich Clean Team should visit their website http://middlewichcleanteam.blogspot.co.uk/ or look them up on social media. All volunteers are provided with their own hi-viz jackets and equipment and are made to feel welcome.
Abby concluded, “We are a friendly group, and litter picking is a very social activity. We always love to see new members. I’ve made some wonderful friends since joining the group and it’s helped me feel part of the community.”