Litter pickers at the ready!

Partnership helps more people to tackle litter and look after the Peak District National Park

A group of volunteers smile at the camera as they hold up litter pickers with various pieces of rubbish

Our volunteers with the new litter picking kits. Credit Fiona Stubbs.

The Peak District National Park Foundation has teamed up with The Outdoor Guide Foundation to provide litter picking kits to help volunteers and community groups look after our precious landscapes.

The kits – made up of litter pickers, reusable bags and hand sanitiser – have been bought via TOG Foundation from the first donations from the Foundation’s Peak District Proud Fund.

TOG Foundation is co-founded by television presenter and Peak District enthusiast, Julia Bradbury, and her sister, Gina Bradbury Fox.

The joint venture is close to the hearts of both organisations, as they are committed to taking care of the environment for generations to come. The partnership is also supported by Keep Britain Tidy the national charity inspiring people to eliminate litter now and for future generations.

Over the last year, the Peak District has seen a huge increase in litter, which can have a devastating effect on wildlife and habitats.

Peak District National Park Foundation manager Sarah Slowther says: “We’re delighted to be working alongside TOG Foundation on this vital project. These litter picking kits will enable more volunteers and community groups to help look after our National Park for people and wildlife – and keep our landscapes looking their best.

Television personality and Peak District enthusiast Julia Bradbury holds up a litter pick and reusable rubbish bag

Julia Bradbury. Credit TOG.

Gina Bradbury Fox adds: “It’s so important to raise awareness about the dangers of littering to the environment as well as to support the public in clearing up any litter they see while they’re out and about. I’m proud to support this venture in the Peak District where, as a family, we have so many fond memories.

In September, TOG Foundation and the Peak District National Park Foundation will be collaborating on a further project. The Waterproof and Wellies project is focused on getting kids outside in nature, inspiring the next generation of outdoors enthusiasts.

The Peak District Proud Fund continues to raise money to buy more litter picking kits and to raise awareness about problems posed by litter in the national park – including danger to wildlife and contributing to fire risks.

Just £10 funds a litter picking kit for a volunteer to help care for our precious National Park.

Donate today at www.peakdistrictfoundation.org.uk/peak-district-proud
or text ‘Donate peak 16’ to 88802 to give an amount of your choice.

Thank you to everyone who has given so far!