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Thetford Wombles want one last community pick to celebrate end of 100-day challenge




A Thetford couple who are finishing a 100-day Womble litter picking challenge tomorrow are calling on residents to help on their final day.

Sue and Mac MacDonald, who were inspired by Captain Sir Tom Moore’s 100 challenge, took up their pickers and have covered most of the town with the help of some volunteers.

But now the pair are calling on people to pick in their local area and bring their litter to the town's Castle Park at 2.15pm tomorrow to meet for a photograph in celebration of them raising more than £1,300 during their challenge.

Sue and Mac MacDonald were inspired by Captain Tom Moore to take up the challenge. Picture: Sue MacDonald. (49526415)
Sue and Mac MacDonald were inspired by Captain Tom Moore to take up the challenge. Picture: Sue MacDonald. (49526415)

Sue said: "We have been very successful in our fund raising and have managed to purchase 30 sets of litter picking equipment which we will distribute to individuals or groups around the town who are interested in wombling.

"We are also going to be able to donate over £600 to two Thetford wellbeing charities - the Men’s Shed and Art for Wellbeing."

The pair have said it has been a challenge to keep going for 100 days, but they hope it has inspired others to get involved with community litter picks.

The pair have covered most of the town with their wombling efforts. Picture: Sue MacDonald. (49526417)
The pair have covered most of the town with their wombling efforts. Picture: Sue MacDonald. (49526417)

Sue said: "Litter picking certainly does give you a buzz, it is good for your physical as well as your mental health, as well as doing a great service to the town.

"Supporting the already excellent job done by the Serco team on behalf of the Town and Breckland Councils."

Sue and Mac's Womble 100 Charity Litter Pick Challenge finishes tomorrow at Castle Park with a group photograph at 2.15pm .

To donate to the pair's challenge, click here.

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