Eco-teenagers do 26-mile walk to fund pond clean up

Norwich teenager Anya Bond with some of the rubbish collected during her 26-mile walk

Norwich teenager Anya Bond with some of the rubbish collected during her 26-mile walk to raise funds for a pond clean up project. - Credit: Thae Garage

Norwich teenagers are putting their passion for the environment into action by walking 26 miles to raise funds to clean a pond in Marriott’s Way.

Money raised from the sponsored walks will be used to buy tools and plants for eco-minded members of The Garage Trust’s Community Ambassadors Programme (CAP) to work closely with the Broads Authority on the pond clean-up.

While clocking up the miles, one member Anya Bond, 14, did a beach litter pick where she and her dad collected more than four bags of plastic and lots of discarded fishing equipment.

She said: “I very much enjoyed my 26-miles - the length of Marriott’s Way - and it felt really good to know of the great cause behind it.”

Marriott's Way trail in Norfolk. The county council wants to extend Norfolk's network of 'Greenways'

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The current participants at the free weekly CAP session hosted by The Garage are aged 12-16 and are all from Taverham. 

Nick Sanderson, education officer for The Broads Authority, said: “It’s a great privilege to be working with such a motivated and enthusiastic group of young people.”