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Blowing their own Trumpets.

This weekend the boys and girls from the Red Cross band took time off from their normal drumming and bugling accompaniment to all the important parades round Ibiza to do something entirely different.

This weekend the boys and girls from the Red Cross band took time off from their normal drumming and bugling accompaniment to all the important parades round Ibiza to do something entirely different. Without a single page of sheet music, they, their parents, brothers and sisters, met at the area in Ibiza where thousands of canes grow, known as Ses Feixes, to spring-clean the place. Whilst not exactly armed with mops, buckets, and the odd vacuum cleaner, they did manage to collect 30 bags of rubbish just from the area immediately at the side of the road. Bottles, cigarette packets, and cans jettisoned by thoughtless motorists formed the majority of the rubbish, together with other "objects" floating in the small canals near Talamanca. We think this is a great initiative by the band, and one which will be repeated in other parts of Ibiza town over the coming weekends. However we also believe that there should be no need for volunteers to clean up the mess left behind by people who don't seem to care about the environment of this beautiful island and can't be bothered to dispose of litter properly. Keep Ibiza clean!