In pictures: Look what this trio achieved during Dunmow tidy-up

Three children Jamie, Archie and Aleks who have been collecting litter in Great Dunmow, Essex

Dunmow litter collectors Jamie Kitchingham, Archie Backhouse and Aleks Roberts - Credit: submitted

Three friends put down their iPads and instead picked up litter left strewn around Great Dunmow.

Organiser Jamie Kitchingham, age eight, called on support from Archie Backhouse and Aleks Roberts.

With orange rubbish bags from Jamie's mum, who organises the Barnston litter pick every few months, they collected all sorts of rubbish.

The worst area was behind Flitch Industrial Park.

Jamie's mum Karen Clarke said: "They want to keep their town tidy. I think the storm we had possibly had blown a lot out of bins."

Jamie, who is the organiser of litter picking at his school, felt that gathering up the litter will help wildlife to live longer.

As these images show, their finished efforts gathered up a huge haul of discarded items.

Two boys picking up litter and putting it in orange refuse bags, Great Dunmow, Essex

Dunmow litter picking in progress - Credit: submitted

Three children Jamie, Archie and Aleks who have been collecting litter in Great Dunmow, Essex

Dunmow litter collectors Jamie Kitchingham, Archie Backhouse and Aleks Roberts - Credit: submitted

Rubbish in Great Dunmow has been picked up by children

Rubbish in Great Dunmow has been picked up by children - Credit: submitted

Rubbish on the grass near trees in Great Dunmow, Essex

Some of the rubbish in Great Dunmow - Credit: submitted

Bags of litter, a bin of litter and a box of litter collected in Great Dunmow, Essex

The litter collected by the trio in Dunmow. The worst area was behind the Flitch Industrial Park - Credit: submitted