The Victory community proved its commitment to home yesterday when 25 people turned out to help at an inaugural clean-up project organised by the Victory Community Centre.
The centre has received funding from the Todd Foundation to fund a new role to help develop and put in place community education programmes in the Victory, Washington Valley and Bishopdale areas. The new role has been filled by Katie Hughes, who was behind yesterday's clean-up project.
Centre programmes and facilities manager Gareth Cashin said a great mix of people turned out to help, including younger and older people who collected a fair cache of discarded paper, chip packets, lolly wrappers and glass bottles.
The rubbish was separated into recyclables and refuse, Cashin said.
The volunteers worked mainly in the Victory Square area, and were treated to soup and refreshments for their efforts.
A workshop followed on eco-friendly, chemical-free health products.
Hughes now plans to develop a list of other ideas including blogging workshops, sewing workshops and physical activity classes for children aged 3-5.
She is also looking at holding rugby skills workshops and a football skills workshop.
- The Nelson Mail
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