Success at the OCVA Volunteer and Charity Awards

Oxford Civic Society is delighted to announce that at the recent (May 2016) annual OCVA Volunteer and Charity Awards Ceremony Rosanne Bostock was presented with The Oxfordshire Volunteer of the Year Award for her tireless work with OxClean. Rosanne spearheads OxClean’s Litter Picking campaign and is the driving force behind the Oxford Annual Spring Clean which takes place each March.

Rosanne receives her award.
Rosanne receives her award.

It was Rosanne’s inspiration that led OCS to support her in starting the first OxClean Spring Clean in 2007. This year, just 9 years later, over 1000 volunteers collected more than 70 tons of litter from ‘grot spots’ (streets, banks and parkland) across Oxford.

Rosanne’s experience of keeping Oxford clear of litter led to her involvement with this year’s national campaign in support of the Queens 90th birthday celebrations, Clean for the Queen, which was held in coordination with OxClean’s Spring Clean over the first weekend in March. The event was such a success it is to become a regular annual event. Rosanne will be on hand to provide guidance.

As well as running the annual Spring Clean Rosanne and her colleagues work all year round encouraging local litter picking groups, providing guidance and equipment to make their event safe and fun for all those involved. Rosanne also visits schools speaking to children encouraging them not to drop rubbish and explaining the importance of keeping their surroundings free from litter.

Rosanne, please keep up your great work!