Depot Hill resident Cherrie Collins does her bit to keep her area clean along Campbell St.
Depot Hill resident Cherrie Collins does her bit to keep her area clean along Campbell St. Allan Reinikka

Cherrie not deterred

IF ONLY the world had more people like Rockhampton's Cherrie Collins it would be a cleaner place.

Cherrie was a lone ranger early yesterday as she took part in one of the many Clean Up Australia Day activities across the region.

She had organised a clean-up event for the Depot Hill area, based out of her Campbell St home.

Unfortunately, no-one had shown up to give her a hand by the time The Bulletin arrived after 10am.

Not that Cherrie was undeterred.

"I think I left my run to organise things a little late this time around," said Cherrie, who has run clean-up events in previous years.

"Unfortunately, no-one has shown but I've been out on my own."

She said the area was a lot cleaner than it had been in previous years.

"We had a big clean-up after the flood and that got rid of a lot of rubbish," Cherrie said.

"Also, I think people are more aware of not throwing their stuff out any more."

She said it was important the younger generation, in particular, understood the importance of looking after the environment.

"I think we should all be proud of where we live and keep the area clean."

Across the Rockhampton region yesterday residents cleaned up in 41 different location from Byfield to Alton Downs with many clean-ups reporting good turnouts.



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