An Isle of Wight litter picker has won a national award.
Patricia Almond, Litter Picking Co-ordinator for the Island's branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), was presented with the Marsh Award for a Beautiful and Litter Free Countryside.
The awards were created by CPRE and the Marsh Christian Trust to reward those who help to keep the countryside litter-free.
The ceremony took place in London today (Thursday). Pat was presented with a certificate and a £500 cheque by outgoing CPRE president and historian, Bill Bryson.
The Chairman of the Island's CPRE branch, John Langley, said Patricia is a worthy winner, describing her as an 'inspirtational figure'.
Speaking to Isle of Wight Radio, John said 'I'm breathless. To know that Pat is considered to be the number one person in the whole of England is absolutely brilliant. We're so pleased for her'.