An Eastbourne mum’s scooped £100 for going green.
Katie Madgett was the 1000th person to register for the Borough Council’s Bourne to Recycle campaign, which aims to get us to send less waste to landfill. The scheme is fully-funded by central government and all registered homes are entered into a monthly draw with cash prizes of £100 each for five winners.
Katie is bringing up her four children – Olivia who’s 10, Jessica and Daniel, who’re both 5 and 3-year-old Thomas – to be keen recyclers. Katie said: “We’re an eco-friendly family and do the recycling together. The children helping me sort items by doing things like taking the plastic caps off bottles.
“Bourne to Recycle is a great way of encouraging people to start recycling or to do more. If we all recycled, it would make such a difference.
The Mayor of Eastbourne, Councillor Pat Hearn, said: “Well done Katie for choosing to be part of this fantastic scheme and also for the recycling you and your children regularly do.
“Every extra item that is recycled really does help.”
Bourne to Recycle also gives out awards of up to £2,000 to local charities and good causes to be spent on community projects.