Posted by: admin on 25th Apr 2010
25th April 2010 – Holden Park – CITO Event 2010 - GC25VXE
Location: Yorkshire & Humberside
Well, what a fantastic turnout… I was delighted that so many caching friends volunteered to give up their Sunday morning to pick up litter and I am sure that they too would agree just how surprising it was to see so much litter collected from what, at first glance, appeared to be a tidy park.
The geocachers involved came from as far away as York, Leeds, Castleford, Holmfirth and Burnley as well as the local Bradford area. The 50 geocachers, including several children, worked for almost two hours, slowly making their way down through the park in three groups, collecting litter, broken bottles and glass.
They managed to collect over 50 plastic sacks full of rubbish and 3 buckets full of broken glass. Amazing…
After collecting the litter, we all enjoyed a welcome cup of tea or coffee or fruit juice, whilst being given a potted history of the park and its features by Andy Wade, one of the leading members of the Friends of Holden Park.
The FREE draw for an unregistered CITO Geocoin (kindly sponsored by Geotees) and the honour of logging first to find at the Event went to Lynsey Bamford (BettyBoo) from Burnley… Don’t all boo at once… Well done Lynsey.
It was great to see so many children at the event too, all of whom were very helpful and were rewarded with Cadbury’s Cream Eggs and bags of sweets.
The weather was kind to us and at the end of the event many of the cachers set off in search of the three new caches placed within the park, but the first cache was reserved for the children to find… and they did. Well done geokids…
Holden Park is a unique location and the spring clean has helped to ensure that the park is a safer and even more enjoyable place to visit. Thank you all for attending and giving up your time.
I would like to organise another event next year, but whether it would be at the same park remains to be seen.