Join in our Litter-Free Jubilee!

generalpics_lovelythamesThe River Thames will again be the focus of national and international attention as over 1000 boats muster on its waters for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant.

Join Thames21 in the Litter-Free Jubilee, and help prepare our great river for this historic occasion. An afternoon of fun, family-friendly activities and a final sweep for unsightly litter is planned for Friday 1st of May, right in the heart of London, at South Bank.

There will be activities for all ages, including river dipping, a ‘weird litter’ table, an archaeologist on hand to help identify interesting finds, river wildlife experts, a story teller, and a few more surprises.

The event is supported by Old Mutual plc through donations from employees and friends which will be matched by the Old Mutual Foundation. Thames21 is the charity chosen by Old Mutual to support through their Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

The Thames has a long history of hosting the Queen, and the river still shows signs of festivities held along its banks. An almost perfectly preserved plastic bag from the Silver Jubilee Festival (see image on left) was found in the mud by a volunteer at Thames21’s Deep Clean in March. This highlights both the central role our river plays in the UK’s celebrations and the need to be mindful with our use of and disposal of plastic.

When: Friday, June 1st 4.30pm – 7.00pm
Where: Meet at the stairs to the foreshore near the Globe Theatre, South Bank, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT

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