Sunday, July 2, 2006

Rob the Rubbish

During the last year my Dad has become quite well known for cleaning up some of Britain´s most beautiful countryside, most notably on Ben Nevis in Scotland and Snowdon in Wales. Today, he´s in Cumbria cleaning up Scafell Pike.

It started with him quietly cleaning his own village of litter in mid Wales and went on from there. Slowly the media picked up on his efforts and he has now been featured in numerous newspaper articles and TV and radio shows including the Richard and Judy Show, Countryfile and the Jeremy Vine Show. The Independent stated in one of its leaders that "Mr Kevan thus follows in the footsteps of others who have decided something must be done and done it. One thinks of Florence Nightingale, Albert Schweitzer, Bob Geldof, Diana, Princess of Wales...". At the end of 2005, Stephen Jardine of the Edinburgh Evening News stated that Robin Kevan was his choice for Man of the Year and concluded: "Britain needs more people like Rob the Rubbish who recognise enough is enough and are prepared to take responsibility for doing something about it."

Following this publicity, he´s become a bit of a symbol not only for those who love the beauty of the countryside but also for what can be achieved by one man. His next project is a trek to Mount Everest with Travel and Trek in October 2006 to clean up the world's highest mountain. For futher information see his website.

Good luck on Scafell Pike today!

The picture above is of my Dad cleaning up Mount Snowdon and is copyright Howard Barlow.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hi, this mesage is actually for MR ROB KEVAN, I like to say many many thanks to you for your lovely support and heartly concern about nepal,himalayas and nepalese people.
Its me Khem Dhakal originally from Nepal living in England, I was just just searching sometthing on the internet about nepalese himalayas, instantly i got a oppertunity to know about you. you have done very brilliant job to encourage the ppl from the remote area of nepal. I will be really happy to see you. if you get this message then please reply me on
I like to say you thanks again and happy new year.
Khem Dhakal