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Midwich employees volunteer to clean the streets of Diss

PUBLISHED: 12:36 15 October 2019 | UPDATED: 15:01 15 October 2019

Midwich volunteers (right to left) Carla Shipp, Sophie Taylor, Craig Morrison, Tracey Perkins, Heidi Lucas, Tracey Spillings, Joseph Boom, Justine Klinefelter, Conor Edgely, Amber Blandford, Harry Timson and Kaylee Andrews. Picture: Nick Seaman

Midwich volunteers (right to left) Carla Shipp, Sophie Taylor, Craig Morrison, Tracey Perkins, Heidi Lucas, Tracey Spillings, Joseph Boom, Justine Klinefelter, Conor Edgely, Amber Blandford, Harry Timson and Kaylee Andrews. Picture: Nick Seaman

Nick Seaman

It is a multi-million pound business that operates around the globe, but staff at Midwich showed their local commitment by volunteering to clean the streets of Diss.

A team of 12 volunteer litter pickers from the multi award-winning tech company, which is headquartered in Diss, hit the streets as part of the company's recently launched Corporate and Social Responsibility programme.

Armed with high-vis jackets, rubbish bags, protective gloves and litter pickers they collected 22kg of waste, eight full rubbish bags, including a host of weird and wonderful items ranging from an Elf on the Shelf teddy to a head torch.

Carla Shipp, Midwich group head of HR and volunteer, said: "It was great fun spending the afternoon out of the office with other volunteers from across Midwich, doing something completely different to the norm and knowing your actions and efforts are making a positive difference to both the community and the environment."

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