Rattlesden boy, 7, raises over £1,000 through litter pick to buy bin for Bury St Edmunds Skatepark
A seven-year-old boy has raised more than £1,000 through a sponsored litter pick to provide a bin for a skatepark.
BMX and scootering enthusiast Otis Bligh has been litter picking at Bury St Edmunds Skatepark, in Olding Road, to clear up rubbish left around the communal area.
He embarked on a 10-hour fund-raising litter pick, with a £500 initial target, to buy a new bin for the site. Otis collected rubbish in the villages around his Rattlesden home and at the skate park.
His mum Amanda said: “Sometimes the litter is just horrendous. Otis has got a two-year-old brother (Phoenix) who would fall in it, pick it up and Otis was very conscious about how unsafe it was.
“There are a couple of bins there but they’re on the other side of the skatepark which isn’t where people congregate. I’m super proud and I think he’s got really good morals.”
Paul Jackson, chairman of Bury Skatepark Experience, said: “We’re very pleased that people take ownership of their skatepark and feel the need to help in such a way.”
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