Two kind-hearted Cambuslang youngsters took cleaning up the community into their own hands recently.
Darcey Geddes and Andi Millar, both aged 11, thought there was too much rubbish lying around the area so decided to tackle the problem near Morrisons on Bridge Street.
The duo, who are both at James Aiton Primary, took some gloves and bin bags and headed out to gather as much garbage as they could, with their initiative catching the eye of Morrisons staff, who thanked the kids on Facebook.
The post quickly went viral, with thousands of locals congratulating the duo on their hard work, and Morrisons thanking the girls with goodie bags.
Darcey’s mum Tracey explained: “I was working that day so had actually missed them getting started, but they’d just asked my husband Ross for some bags and gloves and off they went.
“They had wanted to do something like that for the community for a wee while now.
“They’re good wee kids and they always want to try and help the environment. They’ve done some things on that in school recently.
“A lot of rubbish ends up down there at Morrisons from the hill, so you have bottles, discarded lunches and food all ending up there and that’s why they thought they’d go there.
“They even found a steak left there!”
Tracey admits she was surprised by the reaction to the girls’ hard work.
She laughed: “The response was amazing, although I’m not sure they’ll fit their heads through the door now. Darcey has already been joking about giving people autographs!
“I think people just thought it was nice to see two girls doing their bit for the community and trying to help the area.
“It shows a lot of kids here are willing to help out. It was really good of Morrisons to give them some gifts too.”
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The eco-friendly efforts haven’t stopped either, as Andi and Darcey are already looking to organise a green day at their school, as well as something for Cambuslang Park later this year.
Morrisons community champion Nicola O’Brien was delighted to see the kids helping out.
She said:“I’d finished for the day when I saw them with their black bags, so went back to the store and got them some things to help out, like proper gloves.
“We put the post up because we wanted to highlight what they’d done and it was over 1200 likes really quickly.
“We wanted to do something to thank them, so gave them Easter Eggs, books and sweeties. It was just a nice thing to see.”