From left, Gary Walker, Helen Taylor, Jim Grant, Kevin Hales, Pat Grant, Karl Perryman and Tammy Mousey. Missing from the line-up is Steve Millard.

A group of veterans from The Bridge for Heroes charity in King’s Lynn celebrated St George’s Day with a litter pick.

They decided to do something for the community and organised a litter pick along a cycle path.

It was bright and sunny and everyone got into the task, filling 23 bags with rubbish discarded along the route, that runs from Tennyson Avenue to Gaywood Road.

The pick was organised by Gary Walker, who provides volunteer support to the charity and who often runs and cycles the path.

Mr Walker said he thought it would be a great way of putting something back into the community. 

A large amount of litter was collected on the path and also in the streams which border it on either side.

Mike Taylor, the charity’s chief executive, said: “Like Gary, I regularly use the path and have for some time thought clearing the litter, which blights the area, would be a good community task for us to take on. 

“I was very grateful to the veterans who stepped up to help and would like to see this become a regular event for the charity to participate in.”

The accompanying photo shows from L/R, Gary Walker, Helen Taylor, Jim Grant, Kevin Hales, Pat Grant, Karl Perryman and Tammy Mousey. Steve Millard not in the photo.