Special recognition for ‘Wombles’ in Louth

A pair of Louth litter picking volunteers - affectionately known as the Wombles - have been recognised by the community, with big bags of festive goodies and cash donations presented to them recently to thank them for all of their hard work and dedication.

The presentation on December 21.

Ian Rollitt and Adrian Royle were treated to the bags of goodies from the Co-op in Northgate on Monday December 21, plus £200 in donations to share between them thanks to customers at the Chameleon clothing shop in Mercer Row, organised by Kerry Ashby.

Kerry said her fundraiser was “to show our appreciation for the hard work these two guys put in, collecting rubbish from around and the outskirts of Louth, purely voluntarily”.

Ian and Adrian have thanked the Co-op and Chameleon for their kind-hearted gestures, and confirmed that ‘the wombling will continue’ into next year and beyond.