50 volunteers managed to gather an astounding 240kg of rubbish during their “Mother’s Street” cleanup campaign in Epsom.

Members of ASEZ, a group of university volunteer students from the World Mission Society Church of God who aim to “save the Earth from A to Z”, combed the streets on January 27.

The team of 50 members said they want to clean the streets with the heart and mind of a mother and would continue to help the community of Epsom and its surrounding neighbours with many more volunteer activities in the future.

Before carrying out the cleanup, Epsom mayor Neil Dallen and mayoress Ann Dallen visited the volunteers to listen to an introduction of ASEZ and to give some words of thanks and encouragement.

Cllr Dallen said: "As Mayor of Epsom & Ewell I'm passionate about what happens in the borough.

“What you are doing, what you did and hopefully what you are going to continue to do is very important to me.

"You are making a big difference in a little way which is fantastic. I am really pleased to be here today."

The group included students from Epsom to Manchester, but also from as far away as South Korea.

The idea behind the campaign is to clean 40,000km, the circumference of the earth, as a global effort by all the members of the Church of God.