Welcome to Reading RESCUE

Thanks to everyone who helped out on Friday 13th October!
Our next event will be Friday and Saturday 2nd-3rd March 2018

If you’d like to get involved in the Spring RESCUE event, email us at info@connectreading.co.uk

In October 2017, 40 volunteers collected almost 60 bags of rubbish in two days. Employees from event sponsors Thames Water were joined by representatives from the facilities management company EMCOR, Henley based Markit Economics and some community volunteers. These volunteers took to the streets where, in just a couple of hours, they collected 34 bags of rubbish. The following day a team from environmental group GLOBE removed a further 24 bags worth of debris from public spaces around the town.

Included in the haul as well as the normal food and drink packaging was a bed frame, credit cards, an office chair, a baby walker, duvets and a portable toilet. Items the volunteers were unable to safely collect themselves were reported to Reading Borough Council.

Thames Water’s Neeti Bindra said: “As a major employer in Reading it’s really important to us to get involved with the surrounding community and Reading RESCUE has become a yearly event that we look forward to and are always happy to support. It was great to have volunteers from other businesses and the team from Globe get involved alongside our own people and we’re grateful to Connect Reading for organising the day.”

Find out more about Reading RESCUE, when it happens and how it’s organised – or visit our events page.

Celebrating 28 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.

in 2014, we held a celebration event in mid November to mark this special year!  You can see pictures on our Facebook page ‘ReadingRESCUE’.