Litter-picking brothers keeping Edgeley clean attract star attention
The brothers have been given a big shout out by local hero, Blossoms band's drummer, Joe Donovan who mentioned the boys during a podcast.
Brothers Ernie and Ted Machin, aged seven and five, have become local heroes as their litter-picking antics attract the attention of some of Stockport stars.
Having noticed litter during their family walks in the Peak District, the brothers initially started litter picking with just one carrier bag on family days out.
Now the two boys have become internet heroes having collected almost 100 bags of litter on their walk to school, Alexandra Park in Edgeley. They have over 700 followers on Instagram and the BBC’s programme Blue Peter has awarded Ernie a green badge for his environmental efforts, with Ted slightly too young to be given one just yet.
They have also been given a big shout out by local hero, Blossoms band’s drummer, Joe Donovan who mentioned the boys during a podcast.
Dad Andy Machin told the Manchester Evening News:
“I’m extremely proud. We were going out into the Peak District walking, and you see a lot of litter knocking around so we just started to take a bag with us to clean up.
“What we do is when we’re walking on our way to school, we just pick litter every day, and it’s just built momentum from there really.
“When we are homeschooling, we try and make sure we can do an hour picking on the street or in Alexandra Park.”