Bill Bryson Supports Cumbria Clean-Up
9 May 2018, 17:35 | Updated: 9 May 2018, 17:38
Travel writer Bill Bryson has thrown his support behind efforts to clean up Cumbria this summer.
"I have to say I am appalled to hear that you have to do a litter pick on Scafell Pike. What is the world coming to? I hope the day is a huge success."
Nearly 20 local schools, villages, towns and organisations from right around Cumbria have already signed up to the clean-up.
Ruth Kirk, Landscape Engagement Officer with Friends of the Lake District said: "We’re hoping that thousands of people of all ages and all communities will rise to the challenge and show their support, getting involved either as a group registering a community litter pick in their area or as an individual, signing up to join and organised event.
"We’re also holding a competition, with a prize of a Landscape Grant of at least £1,000 to be spent in the district which hosts the most litter picks: Eden, Carlisle, Allerdale, Copeland, Barrow or South Lakeland."
More details are here.