Team of volunteers spread the love in Wellingborough

In front with brooms, Sam Gill (organiser) with Matt Gomez and Kim Askew and volunteers
In front with brooms, Sam Gill (organiser) with Matt Gomez and Kim Askew and volunteers

A team of volunteers took to the streets to show their love for the town and help improve it for others.

About 40 people gathered at the Everyday Champions Church in Wellingborough on Saturday morning before heading out to clean up alleyways, pick up litter and give out treats to care home residents and those working for the emergency services.

The event was held to let people know about the launch of the Love Wellingborough campaign.

It is an initiative of i61, which is a charity created by the Everyday Champions Church.

Love Wellingborough co-ordinator Sam Gill said: “It went really well.

“We had a lot of help from Wellingborough Norse who provided a lot of equipment, which was really good of them.

“We went out and did a clean-up of a lot of alleyways and some litter picks and a group visited some care homes and then they also went out to the emergency services and gave them some doughnuts.”

Chocolates were given out to residents at care homes in the town while volunteers spent time talking to them.

Mr Gill said: “We just want to show our town some love, to show there’s love and hope in the town.

“Hopefully what will start happening is that people start to nominate projects.

“We will send out a team of volunteers and they will do it for free.

“It is definitely an ongoing project.”

Clean-ups took place in various areas, including Bassetts Park, Park Road, Knox Road and areas off Midland Road in the town.

Mr Gill added: “A lot of the kids really enjoyed it.

“What I wanted was that it was something everyone could get involved with.

“I wanted it to be a really inclusive thing and it went really well.”

The Love Wellingborough team would love to hear from any schools, groups or individuals who would like help with a project.

For more details about the scheme or to nominate a project go to