Letter - It shouldn’t be us that feel the shame

Yesterday I took part in a “Love where you live” event.

It was organised by Wakefield Council and hosted by Next Generations at Lightwaves. We started by generally cleaning up the area, litter picking as you would call it.

We were provided with gloves litter pickers and rubbish sacks and worked hard for three hours, I personally filled three sacks, mainly with cans, plastic bottles, and food wrappers.

During the event I heard other volunteers saying that they the felt a bit embarrassed to be seen picking rubbish up off the streets, I also heard passers-by making negative comments about our activity.

This seems a bit strange to me, I was actually proud of myself for helping, isn’t it the litter droppers who should feel embarrassed?

Faith Sykes

Belgrave Mount

Wakefield