East Grinstead, United Kingdom, April 03, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- This weekend four youngsters clubbed together to clean up litter around East Grinstead, starting with Mount Noddy car park and the nearby alleyway and finishing at the East Grinstead Railway Station car park.
Two bags of rubbish were collected from the alleyway and surrounds of Mount Noddy, including beer cans, cigarette packets and sweet wrappers.
At the Railway Station car park, discarded items included: a kettle, a blender, a doll, a tyre, random car parts and over 60 bottles and cans from Vodka, Beer, Wine and other spirits, and a Wellington boot!
The team cleaned up for several hours at the car park, and collected over seven bags of rubbish – with lots more still to do. All of the bottles and cans were then taken to the recycling bins at the local supermarket.
The four youngsters – Ed Nunn, Lilla Sebok, Victoria Kovesdy, Alex Re – are from the Church of Scientology in East Grinstead and are working with the Church’s ‘Say No To Drugs, Say Yes to Life’ campaign, and will be continuing to clean up the local areas over the coming weeks. All offers of help are gratefully accepted!
Community Affairs Director, Carina Wilson said of Sunday’s activities: “In previous clean ups we have carried out in different parts of the world, crime and drug statistics have often dropped in the areas soon after, so clean-ups have for many years been an important part of our Say No To Drugs – Say Yes To Life campaign. Statistics show that 33% of adults aged 16 to 59 in England and Wales have used illicit drugs and solvents at some point in the past, rising to 50% of 16 to 24 year olds. And with the recent increase in crime locally, we want to do something about it. The team will also be giving out free booklets with real education on the subject of drugs so that we can raise awareness on the subject.”
The Church of Scientology’s educational campaign against harmful drugs was inspired by humanitarian, L Ron Hubbard, who wrote, “One has a choice between being dead with drugs or being alive without them. Drugs rob life of the sensations and joys which are the only reasons for living anyhow.”
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