A passionate litter picker is taking on a 500 mile trash busting hike to help raise funds for Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.

Lee, from Chesterfield, has been ridding his area of rubbish since 2021 and has decided to turn his litter picking passion into a charity fundraising opportunity. 

He's already embarked on a 500 mile hike around Derbyshire, the Peak District and parts of Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire in his pursuit to collect 5000 kilograms of litter and raise £5000 for Bluebell Wood. 

Lee said: "My passions are hiking, wild camping, seeing the world and litter picking so why not combine all of them and try to raise money for a worthy cause?"

To see how Lee is getting on, take a look at his updates on his Brass Walks UK Facebook group.

He said: "I will ask people on Facebook about areas where there is the most litter and will go there to collect the rubbish. I have a list of places where I want to go, but it’s difficult to produce an exact route for my hike because it will change based on the suggestions by local people. I hope I will be able to plan my journey roughly a week ahead.

As Lee, who is sponsored by LGS Design, believes that he will collect about 1,000 bags of litter and has built a ‘Litter Picking Monster Truck’ that will help him get rubbish bags to the right places, before they can be disposed of by the local council.

Lee, who is a member of Chesterfield Litter Picking Group, added: "It's not going to be an easy task by any means but it's for a worthy cause. Bluebell is a brilliant charity doing amazing things for the children in the area."

Anyone wanting to donate to Lee’s fundraiser can do so via his Go Fund Me page.