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    Weʼve raised £795 to purchase litter pickers to take school children out in Holmfirth making it a nicer place for them and visitors to enjoy our parks safely.

    Holmfirth, United Kingdom
    Funded on Monday, 30th October 2017

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    HOLMEPRIDE emerged when a group of around 25 people met in a pub in Holmfirth to see how we as residents could improve our town which was the back drop of the TV sitcom "Last of the Summer Wine".

    Even to this day, visitors come from around the world to enjoy seeing all the sites and travelling on the Summer Wine Tour Bus from the town centre.

    Following our meeting in February 2017, people went out to do there own things, a window cleaning company went out and cleaned loads of algae from road signs, hundreds of cable ties were removed from street posts, the River Holme was cleared of rubbish, many litter picking took place around our parks and beauty spots. A child's bike which was dumped in the river was returned to the owner from where it was stolen from.

    Since then, Public Footpaths have been cleared and continue to be so, walls have been uncovered of ivy and brambles allowing people to walk along them safely. Park bins and railings have been painted at volunteers own cost, including hundreds of black bags.

    We are looking for funding to keep this part of the Holme Valley in West Yorkshire special for the many "Last of the Summer Wine" fans and local residents alike.

    The funds will go towards our own protection in the form of High Visibility jackets, litter pickers, painting materials and a few printed T shirts to encourage others when they see volunteers about helping the town.

    We would like to get schools involved in going out as a school group litter picking, so hopefully they won't get into a habit of dropping litter in the street or park.

    So I'm hoping to raise enough money by September to start this activity with local schools after the summer holidays.

    We will need about 40 child sized and 10 adult sized litter pickers of appropriate sizes for all. These will then be retained by Holmepride and used for subsequent school trips each year.

    Any donations received above £500 will be put to very good use around Holmfirth and every penny will be advised on what it will be spent on and who benefits and aimed to improve amenities for all in our town.

    Donations from local business can make a huge difference and improvements around the town centre will enhance the enjoyment of visitors experience throughout the year.

    Lets keep our "Last of the Summer Wine" town special for everyone.

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    • Winton and Karen Harrison1 year ago
      Winton and Karen Harrison

      Winton and Karen Harrison

      1 year ago

      Hello, thank you for all of your support and to the 24 donations received amounting to £505 of our original target to purchase 40 child sized litter pickers plus 5 adult sized ones too. We will also be able to purchase gloves for the children to wear. We have already ordered one litter picker to see the quality of it befpre we make a bulk order as litter pickers do vary in quality. We are looking to buy the best money can buy so they last a long time and used again and again in the coming years. We have raised the target now from £500 to £700

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    • Winton and Karen Harrison1 year ago
      Winton and Karen Harrison

      Winton and Karen Harrison

      1 year ago

      18 donations have now been received totalling £405 towards our current goal of £500 and thank everyone for supporting Holmepride. I'm looking forward to engaging with our local schools to get involved in community events which will be ongoing not only this year but for many future years. These children will become Holmepride Cubs who will grow up into Holmepride Tigers. Cubs grow up into Scouts and am pleased to announce that some 35 1st Holme Valley (Holmfirth) Scouts will be joining Holmepride in the Autumn to go towards a scout badge

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    • Winton and Karen Harrison1 year ago
      Winton and Karen Harrison

      Winton and Karen Harrison

      1 year ago

      Hi everyone, just a quick update to say so far £135 has been raised and my thanks to the 8 people for their kind contributions. I would like to get at least £500 if not more to continue with expanding current Holmepride activities to include local junior school aged children. To do this I need funding to purchase LITTER PICKERS for them to use and understand the benefits of not dropping drinks bottles and sweet wrappers on the floor. Holmside Gardens railings have started to get painted and the bins around town will too - please support us.

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    46

    • Carolyn Newton

      Carolyn Newton

      Sep 23, 2017

      Amazing work being done.

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 22, 2017

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 22, 2017

      👍

      £10.00

    • Carla Rengifo

      Carla Rengifo

      Sep 22, 2017

      Really inspired by your group keep up the good work

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 22, 2017

    • Emma Holden

      Emma Holden

      Sep 22, 2017

      Thank you.

      £5.00

    • Lisa Devesa-Ellis

      Lisa Devesa-Ellis

      Sep 22, 2017

      £35.00

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    Winton and Karen Harrison

    Winton and Karen Harrison

    Holmfirth, United Kingdom

    Holmfirth is the home town of where "Last of the Summer Wine" was filmed and is in need of some TLC. HOLMEPRIDE on facebook is taking on the task of making our town a place to enjoy for visitors, walkers and cyclists. Our own time is spent on making a welcoming experience for all

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