AN ENVIRONMENTALLY conscious nine-year-old girl has set out to tidy the Oxfordshire countryside by walking 100 miles and collecting litter on the way.

Rosie lives in Nuffield near Wallingford and recently she has been shocked at the amount of litter left in her local area including beer cans, energy drink cans and dog poo bags.

Teaming up with her cousin Alexa in Essex the pair have been walking and picking up litter and updating each other on their progress via video chat.

The cousins have now raised more than £2000 for the charity Rewilding Britain which aims to restore ecosystems in the UK.

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After collecting mounds of rubbish and walking 100 miles the eco-friendly pair are not planning on stopping and will continue to help clear litter from the countryside.

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Rosie’s mum, Diana Mills said her daughter is fascinated by nature and aspires to be a vet. She explained the cousins have created a Facebook page called TeamChipmunk for the challenge which all started after a trip to Canada.

She said: “The girls were amazed by the wildlife they saw in Canada, and they developed this thing called ‘TeamChipmunk’, and the rules are to be kind to wildlife.

“They want to save the wildlife because they are really climate conscious at the moment.”

Rosie and Alexa have received an overwhelming amount of anonymous support for their fundraising and have been keeping everyone updated on their Team Chipmunk’s 100 Mile March Facebook page.

To donate visit their Just Giving page

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