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Where did the Soroptimists take part in the Great British Spring Clean?

The 2022 Great British Spring Clean takes place between 25 March – 10 April. This year the message is simple. Join the #BigBagChallenge and pledge to pick up as much litter as you can during the campaign.

Friends of Rochester, Churchfields and Esplanade (FoRCE) held their littler pick on Saturday 2 April between 10am and 12 noon at the Rochester Esplanade. Medway and Maidstone Soroptimists, Sue Daykin, Stella Barnes and Jane Barnes joined with other FoRCE volunteer litter pickers. To ensure our safety we were provided with long handled pickers, black bags and wore Hi-Viz jackets.

We set off along the Esplanade, around the outside walls of Rochester Castle and the Cathedral to pick up any discarded litter.  Although it was a rather chilly and windy day, the sun was shining and the flower beds were in bloom.

It was a productive and worthwhile time and we returned with our bags of rubbish. The filled bags were all put together at a collection point ready for the local council to take away.