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Jungle hopefuls take on the litter bugs

Catherine Phillips with colleagues Jordon Newson, Luke Morrison, Georgia Hill and Mitchell Cryer.

Catherine Phillips with colleagues Jordon Newson, Luke Morrison, Georgia Hill and Mitchell Cryer.

A litter pick in Amble, organised by a group of Army Cadets, has raised funds that will help take two of them jungle training in Brunei.

In July, 17-year-olds Catherine Phillips, from Warkworth, and Josh Truman, from Ellington, members of Broomhill Detachment, Northumbria Army Cadet Force, will spend two weeks in the tropical forest and undergo survival and acclimatisation training, as well as taking park in a jungle exercise.

They have been organising a number of fund-raising activities to help pay for the trip to Brunei.

The tidy-up around Dansfield Square brought in a £250 donation from construction company Galliford Try Partnerships North, which is building close by.

Catherine said: “I thought a sponsored litter pick would be a good idea as we would be able to do something for the community whilst raising money for the trip.

“I contact Galliford Try and suggested the idea and they agreed to donate some money to the fund and to provide us with the equipment we would need for the clean-up.”

 

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