The SALE WOMBLES has completed its last litter pick of 2016, with a bumper crop of 41 bags collected in Sale town centre by 14 people. This year in total we have held 13 events, with 166 volunteers who collected 282 bags of rubbish. Please watch out for our 2017 schedule and we look forward to welcoming you to join us!
The WATERPARK WOMBLES' next event will be on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17th Meeting place is outside the former Trafford Visitors Centre/Cafe at 1.30pm.
Sale Wombles has joined hands with TIMPERLEY TIDIERS, and we will provide management and operational support going forward. The Team Leader for Timperley is David Waddell, and upcoming events will be announced here. We also support the FRIENDS OF SALE MOOR NOOK PARK who borrow Womble equipment to carry out regular litterpicks in the park.
Dec 17th - Sale Water Park
Sale Water Park litterpicks start at 1.30pm, meeting place next to former Trafford Visitors Centre and Cafe.
Sale's Big Tidy Up campaign started in October 2011 with the campaign becoming the Sale Wombles in October 2012.
Local Sale volunteers Helen Bayliss and Will Jones have lead litter picks each season, except Winter when we have a season off from often rotten weather. We are usually supported by many of the volunteers from the Friends of Bridgewater Canal and local councillors. More and more people are coming to our litter pick events who have who have never volunteered before and really enjoyed it.
Sale Wombles is a well known name throughtout Sale and indeed Trafford through our litter pick events and work to help other groups. We have helped groups in Urmston, Timperley and Stretford to setup groups. We also engage with the local community through groups like the Guides and Scouts and through local nurseries with our Young Wombles project.
Join us - rediscover your community spirit, volunteer and make friends along the way because together we can make a visible difference which benefits us all. Giving a little of your time is easy and volunteers go away feeling proud of their achievements and are often thanked by passers-by as they work. Recent new volunteers said they really enjoyed it and didn't want to stop. Warning - it seems litter picking can be addictive!