The Olympic torch has finally arrived in central London after making its way around the UK. For the last 70 days, the iconic flame has travelled 8,000 miles through villages, towns and cities with millions of people stepping out to watch its journey to the Games.
Thanks to everyone who signed up to our Show the World campaign and gave the torch a nice tidy welcome to many different communities along the torch relay route.
Here are a few more stories of fantastic Big Tidy Ups from across the country…
In Borough Green, Kent, 40 volunteers - including 24 beavers from the Wildwood 1st Borough Green Scout Group - tidied up for 90 minutes along the torch relay route collecting12 bags of rubbish.
The group completed their Big Tidy Up the day before the torch arrived to make sure it got a real tidy welcome to the area. Everyone was really enthusiastic about the event – that is what we call real eager beavers!
On 18th July, up to 100 volunteers from four schools in Croydon got together for a mass litter pick. Pupils and teachers from Parish Church (CE) Infant School, Parish Church (CE) Junior School, Howard Primary School and St. Andrews High School tidied their school grounds and collected 13 bags of rubbish – including a barbeque grill.
In the afternoon the group moved on to Duppas Hill Park and collected more rubbish there.
And finally…our friends at Waste Watch collected some rather unusual items on their Big Tidy Up including a Dora the Explorer watch, a bag of onions and a bike lock. The team of 20 volunteers cleared 17 bags of rubbish from around their office and local streets in London to welcome the torch to the capital.
Thanks again to everyone for showing the world you Love Where You Live!
If you are interested in tidying up your local area, visit our homepage and order a tidy up kit.