My 35 ‘Bags of rubbish’ for St Michael’s
Rachel Palmer’s My 35 ‘Bags of rubbish’ for St Michael’s has cleaned up an area of the upper Wye Valley and is helping families living with a terminal illness.
Rachel, who was inspired by the ‘My 35 for St Michael’s’ campaign, said, ‘St Michael’s cared for my husband Ben Palmer in the summer of 2017. It is such a special place that I wanted to do a fundraiser which was also valuable in its own right.
‘Ben and I loved the magnificent River Wye, and he was a knowledgeable birdwatcher who also enjoyed volunteering on litter clean-ups.’
Rachel’s clean-up operation has already raised over £570. ‘I think my friends and family donated because they liked the combination of helping a much-loved charity and cleaning up a beautiful part of the country which is affected by the accumulation of litter from the nearby road.’
At St Michael’s we think this is a ‘neat and tidy’ idea and we would like to thank Rachel for making the world a better and cleaner place to live. St Michael’s Hospice and Rachel would also like to send a heartfelt thanks to Keep Wales Tidy for the bags and Powys County Council who helped dispose of all the collected litter.