Our next event is Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th October 2015
Our last event in March 2015 was a great success.
Over the weekend, 400 volunteers (including 60 children) totalled 650 volunteering hours. We collected 300 bags of rubbish and 105 bags of recycling, plus LOTS of debris. We covered the river from Kennet Mouth to Burghfield, 7 local woodlands and lots of other local areas.
For the full details, visit our events page.
Thank you to all our volunteers for taking pride in our town and contributing to the UKs biggest clean up event!
Celebrating 25 Years
Started in 1989 by a group of committed and concerned canal users from West Berkshire and Reading, the Rivers & Environmental Spaces Clean Up Event has changed tremendously over the years. It has grown to include business sponsorship and urban areas.
We held a celebration event in mid November to mark this special year! You can see pictures on our Facebook page ‘ReadingRESCUE’.
We are very pleased to hear that Waitrose Caversham has raised £350 for RESCUE through a ‘Community Matters’ box – thank you to everyone who voted for us in August 2014!
Mayor of Reading says ‘Thank You’ to all RESCUE volunteers
Following the great effort over a number of years by hundreds of volunteers, the Mayor invited representatives from business, community clean up teams and RBC waste services to personally say ‘thank you’ for their commitment and effort towards keeping Readings environmental spaces clean.
The Mayors reception took place on Septeber 3rd 2013 in the Mayors Parlour, Civic Centre. Mayor Marian Livingstone enjoyed personally meeting and thanking volutneers for their contribution. The volunteers were also pleased to be thanked in this way and said it was a priviledge to be invited to such an event.
A valuable networking event for some groups too as RESCUE volunteers discussed ways to work together during clean up events.
Please click here to find out about our Pride of Reading Award 2010.