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Ashfield triplets awarded British Citizen Youth Award

Ashfield District Council’s youngest volunteers, 10 years old Hucknall triplets Waimi, Mbetmi and Yimi Fongue, have been awarded the British Citizen Youth Award.

The triplets collected their prestigious awards at the Palace of Westminster London, on 12 October, for their work litter picking, collecting soft plastics in churches, and fund raising for the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

Waimi, Mbetmi and Yimi have been registered volunteers with Ashfield District Council since 2021 and have been litter picking around Hucknall for years collecting hundreds of bags of waste, as well as planting trees, and collecting soft plastics for recycling.

Ashfield District Council have an extensive volunteering programme with opportunities for residents to gain experience, skills and enhance their CV, as well as having the chance to make difference to the area they live in. Volunteering opportunities can be found on our website under Volunteering. 

Cllr Jason Zadrozny, Leader of Ashfield District Council, said:

“Congratulations to the triplets, this award is well deserved. Their passion and dedication to litter picking in Hucknall is commendable and we are very proud to be able to support them as volunteers for the Council.
“We have a fantastic volunteer programme and we would encourage anyone who has been inspired by Waimi, Mbetmi and Yimi to sign up to become a volunteer with us. Volunteers help the Council maintain a clean and green environment, help out at events, or lead walks around our parks.”