Brothers to hold ‘Litter Wave’ on Leap Year day to clean up town

Brothers to hold 'Litter Wave' on Leap Year day to clean up town
Danny and Jo Jo Eisawy are cleaning up Tonbridge town

Danny Eisawy, 11, and his brother JoJo, nine, are organising a ‘Litter Wave’ on the extra day afforded by the leap year.

The Sussex Road Primary School pupils are known as the Litter Kickers because they decided to dedicate as much time cleaning up the town as they spend playing football.

Last year they received an Environmental Champions award from Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council in recognition of their activities.

“We normally go out four days a week,” said Danny. “We stop at nothing, we’ll go to Lidl or just around the corner. And we always take our litter pickers with us, just in case.

“We are calling it a Litter Wave because in my opinion we are creating a ripple to get people doing things. I am changing the metaphor into reality by getting people out there.”

Danny wants to bring a creative element to their good works: one idea is for all the pickers to take pictures of what they collect, then create a montage of the resulting images.

“It’s a leap year and I wanted to make the extra day special in some way,” he said. “Instead of just a normal litter-pick I wanted to liven it up and bring an artistic side into it.”

The brothers run feeds on Twitter and Facebook and Danny said: “Once we’ve done it we can post it up and raise awareness.”

They intend to publicise the Litter Wave on social media through their mother Charlotte Raveney, and also put up posters all over town to recruit helpers.

“If we don’t reach the whole town, hopefully the ripple will grow into a big wave,” adds Danny. “I always stick to the saying that one small action can make a big difference.

“Almost every time we go out, someone says thank you or well done to us. It’s a nice feeling.”



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