I received this: Please help if you can


I dont normally bother with petitions, which overall are ineffective. But I am making an exception  in this case. I know the family of the young man concerned,have met him on a few occasions and would like to encourage him.  His aim  of trying to reduce litter is , I am sure , one we  are all in favour of.

I am bringing the topic to your attention in case you feel its one you might feel able to publicise via RA/ DFBS websites.

 A  letter from Osian ( its a Welsh name) is attached and a summary from the Government petitions website is copied below. You can access the website by going to https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/232897


Make education about littering and its effects compulsary in all schools.

My name is Osian, I am 17 and have Autism and anxiety. I have volunteered in the Peak District for 4 years. The peace of the moors has saved my life and I want to do all I can to protect them. The epidemic of littering and fly tipping is ruining the countryside and is a danger to wildlife.

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I am the National Trust Youth Volunteer for 2018 and want to use my award to promote my campaign. I believe that the only way to make a real difference with litter is to start with children. I hope that they will grow up and teach people around them to also not drop litter. What we learn as a child we never forget. I want every child to participate in an education programme that will result in a Certificate from the Government and sign a promise to not drop litter and look after their world.