THE FINAL tallies for Keep Bromsgrove Beautiful’s Great British Spring Clean challenge are in and the group smashed its targets.
After pledging 300 hours of volunteering as part of the Keep Britain Tidy campaign, they gave 385 hours over 17 days.
In total, 504 people volunteered and 170 bags of rubbish were removed from Bromsgrove district.
KBB members joined area leads for group collections and, funded by local county councillors, ten schools have now received litter picking kits to use in and around their premises.
During the GBSC new kits were delivered to Millfields and Meadows First Schools and the children got straight to work.
At Millfields a total of 246 pupils from eight classes collected 15 bags of rubbish from around the school.
At Meadows 58 pupils from two classes spent a couple of hours along the footpath by the school and picked up five bags of litter.
KBB founder Sarah Milburn was over the moon with the contributions, adding school pupils and teachers should be proud of their achievements.
“I really couldn’t be more delighted! We set out to reach 300 pledged hours and I am thrilled that, with a big team effort, we smashed that target.
“I must say a huge thank you to everyone who popped out to pick, those who go out every day, those who go when they can, to our super area leads who arrange group picks and to those who get their classes together in school to make a difference.
“All of you are #Litterheroes and you’ve helped to Keep Bromsgrove Beautiful.”