We’re Peak District Proud of Volunteer Andy

Peak District volunteer Andy Yates looks to raise £500 for litter pickers in a unique summer fundraiser.

Andy has challenged friends, family and Foundation supporters to make a donation to the Foundation’s Peak District Proud Fund. In return donors will get their very own litter picker to use to do their bit to help clear up the countryside.

Here Andy tells us how his fundraiser works:

Man holds bin bag and discarded glass bottle

Where is my litter picker?

Hi Andy Yates here,

I am a volunteer ranger with the Peak District National Park. I know you share my love of the wide open and beautiful places in the Park and hate the mess left behind, cans, bottles, crisp packets, disposable BBQs and worse!

This is your chance to take part in a long term effort to keep our Park clean with your own litter picker, sourced through the Peak District Proud Fund. Just imagine what a difference it will make if we all picked up a piece of litter out walking. Now we can.

The Peak District Proud Fund is raising money to buy litter picking kits for volunteers and community groups. The first lot of litter pickers paid for by the fund has just arrived and will really help, but we need more.

So I am asking you to make a donation here today to help us buy more litter picking kits. And if you are able to make a donation of £20 or more, as a thank you, we will send you your very own litter picker to use out on your walks, wherever in the country you might be. Together we can tackle this litter problem, to keep our countryside clean and healthy for us and the wildlife that love it.

Here’s how it works:

– Make a donation today via this fundraising page (just click the blue donate button at the top of the page)

– when we hit our £500 target, those of you who gave more than £20 will receive a litter picking pack in the post

– the fund will give even more litter pickers to PDNP volunteers to help keep the Park clean

Thank you for your support!


The Foundation team would like to say a huge thank you to Andy for his idea for this fundraiser, we can’t wait to order the next batch of litter pickers for our volunteers and to send the donors who give over £20 their very own litter picker too.

To donate visit Andy’s fundraising page – https://peakdistrict.enthuse.com/cf/litter-picking