Asda staff’s success with litter pick

The Big Litter Pick team from ASDA and Sunderland City Council who tackled the verges along Pattinson Road, Washington. Front are left to right; Nicola Duke, Rhoda Ellis and Bianca Ames.
The Big Litter Pick team from ASDA and Sunderland City Council who tackled the verges along Pattinson Road, Washington. Front are left to right; Nicola Duke, Rhoda Ellis and Bianca Ames.
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SUPERMARKET workers embarked on a mission to clean the streets.

Staff from Asda in Washington organised the Big Litter Pick as part of the store’s work in the community.

In partnership with Sunderland City Council, colleagues from the store’s three Washington depots, staff from the council’s cleansing department and Councillor Diane Snowdon cleaned four miles of road. About 20 people took part in the annual event, now in its fourth year, with the team filling 30 bags in just under six hours.

The pick was organised by community life champions at the depots, Rhoda Ellis, from North East clothing, Nicola Duke, from its chilled distribution centre, and Bianca Ames, of its ambient distribution centre.

“It went really well, and we got a good response from the community, as we always do,” said Rhoda. “A few people stopped and thanked us for doing a really good job.

“We followed the route along Pattinson Road from the NEC depot to the CDC depot and back. It went brilliantly, especially thanks to the weather.”