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National award for rural litter heroes

4 March 2013


The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and the Marsh Christian Trust are welcoming nominations from individuals, groups, organisations or companies that have taken action against litter in the countryside.


Nominations for the ‘Marsh Award for a Beautiful and Litter-free Countryside’ are now open and will close on 16th April 2013. The winner(s) will be invited to receive their award, along with a prize of £500, from CPRE President Sir Andrew Motion in June.


Samantha Harding, CPRE ‘Stop the Drop’ Campaign Manager, says:


‘We know there are thousands of generous-spirited people across England’s countryside who are getting on with the task of clearing up litter in their local areas. We think they deserve to be celebrated and this award is a fantastic opportunity for their work to be recognised.’


People can be nominated for their role in all kinds of activities. Examples could include working with a local school to educate students about litter; motivating a staff group to get out into their local area; or working with friends and neighbours in the community to keep their local area litter-free. Any activities that result in a reduction of countryside litter will be considered positively.


The entries for this award will be shortlisted by Samantha Harding, manager of CPRE’s anti-litter campaign ‘Stop the Drop’, and George Monck, Chief Executive of Cleanup UK. CPRE and Cleanup UK jointly run the national anti-litter website LitterAction –








The Marsh Christian Trust is a grant-making body supporting registered charities. The Trust administers the Marsh Awards Scheme, to recognise the achievements of those who strive to make our world a better place through volunteering or academic excellence. Founded in 1981, by Brian Marsh OBE, it now runs over 60 Awards with a number of partner organisations and supports a growing number of smaller charities.







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