The country’s greatest litter-pickers aim for the Christmas Number 1 spot
12 December 2011
Keep Britain Tidy have given their support to The Wombles festive hit ‘Wombling Merry Christmas’ as the furry super-group join the battle for this year’s Christmas Number 1 spot.
The Wombles and Keep Britain Tidy first joined forces in the 1970’s, when the country’s greatest litter-pickers called on the public to follow their example and support the anti-litter charity Keep Britain Tidy.
Like Keep Britain Tidy, The Wombles have continued their great work in helping rid England’s parks, streets, towns and cities of litter, and only last week tweeted: “Good luck with keeping Britain tidy; it’s been keeping us busy for a while!”
The Wombles were at HMV in Oxford Street yesterday to launch their quest for the Christmas Number 1 with the release of ‘Wombling Merry Christmas’. The single is available to buy from HMV stores and to download from iTunes, Amazon, Zune, Tesco and 7Digital.
Fiona Ashurst from Keep Britain Tidy said: “The Wombles have always been great ambassadors for the Keep Britain Tidy campaign and work tirelessly picking up the rubbish others leave behind. We urge everyone to get behind the single and let’s hope we have a Wombling Merry Christmas!”
Singer/songwriter of the Wombles, Mike Batt, got in touch with Keep Britain Tidy to thank us for supporting them. "Nice of you guys to get involved," he said. "We must join paws to keep this little old place tidy. Wombling Merry Christmas is now out and 11 -17 December are the dates to download the single if people want to help!"