Community volunteers ensure Vigo Park is litter-free before and after the Jubilee picnic
AN ANDOVER Park was kept clean and tidy over the holiday weekend thanks to a host of community volunteers.
Vigo Park hosted Jubilee revelers on Sunday 5th June for a picnic hosted by Andover City Council.
Despite the gray skies, attendees enjoyed live music, balloon art, cupcakes and candies, and children’s games.
Prior to the event, Attitude of Gratitude activist Manuela Wahnon cleared the area of litter to ensure it would be a safe and pleasant space to sit. She said she wanted to make sure he was “immaculate” in time for the event set up by the advisers.
Over Jubilee weekend, Manuela collected three bags full of rubbish across Andover, as part of her campaign to keep the town clean and tidy.
The event took place from 2pm to 6pm and was followed by a gigantic clean-up effort by young waste pickers.
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Members of Ra Football Club have volunteered their time to ensure that no rubbish is left behind.
Coach and advisor Nicholas Asamoah told the announcer that community involvement is a big part of his team’s schedule and that he has learned from the youngsters to focus not just on winning but also on cooperation.
He said: “I am very proud. These boys have taught me so many positive life lessons, which I am grateful for as part of my life’s development.”
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