Charity No: 1081286
“Kumon Y’all” a local youth group based at Taleem Community Centre, gathered at our local River Calder for a community clean-up. Near Thornhill Road, by the weir, was dirty and littered with bottles and pieces of plastic among other things. Our Kumon Y’all young volunteers teamed up with many faces, community residents and organisations such as: Go Dewsbury, Friends of Rectory Park, Kirklees Adventurous Activity Team, Pennine Canoe and Rowing Club. A special thank you to Noddy who braved the cold and choppy water and set sail collecting rubbish on a canoe!
All volunteers helped cleaning the littered mud banks and river edges ensuring that it was washed up of any litter and cleaner than before. Overall, the group had a most enjoyable morning with a total of 122 bags of litter gathered up and larger items are taken away. This project is exemplary in showing that more hands really do make the work quicker and in a matter of a few hours the entire area around the weir was clear. This was a show of many residents and friends and volunteers coming together for a common cause, the cleaning of our Dewsbury waterways.
Kumon Y’all would like to extend a huge thank you to ALL that were involved in this project. If you wish to organise others in other areas or feel you have found a need elsewhere, we will be more than happy to help.