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A four-year-old boy whose imagination was sparked after seeing a picture for the Fire Fighters Charity has begun a month-long sponsored litter pick to raise money for it.

Throughout the month of November, Eddison Bienek, a pupil at Place Farm Primary Academy in Haverhill, will be tidying up litter with his mum Beth.

Beth, 28, who also has a one-year-old son, Robin, explained what happened.

Four-year-old Eddison Bienek litter picking for charity. Picture by Beth Bienek
Four-year-old Eddison Bienek litter picking for charity. Picture by Beth Bienek

“We were walking past the clothes banks outside the fire station and he asked me about what was inside.

“He then asked me what happened to the clothes and how it helped the charity.

“After explaining this to him he told me, “mummy I would like to do that, I would like to raise money for the firefighters”

Eddison Bienek litter picking to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity. Picture by Beth Bienek
Eddison Bienek litter picking to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity. Picture by Beth Bienek

“As you can imagine, having your four-year-old tell you they would like to raise money for charity made me so proud I had a little cry.”

Eddison and Beth will litter pick on their way to and from school from home and at the weekends, although not every single day, she explained.

And it appears Eddison is also very aware of the importance of recycling, as his mum pointed out: “I will tell him, put this in the bin and he will say no, ‘I want to recycle this, I will take it home and put it in the (recycling) bin’.

“He is excited.

“He is finding lots of rubbish at the moment.”

Eddison has already broken an initial target of £200 and to help him raise even more money click HERE.

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