||MORDECAI FRONTMAN SWAPS HIS GUITAR FOR A BROOM IN BID TO CLEAN UP RIOT HIT CROYDON
18th August 2011
Mordecai frontman and guitarist Dan Hicks has swapped his guitar for a broom and took decisive action in organising the clean up crew in the aftermath of last week's Croydon riots.
Dan started a Facebook group (click here) called Croydon Clean Up Crew and within hours of the group going live, more than 1,900 (now grown to over 8,100 likes) people had joined to pledge their time.
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Dan, 25, who lives near the bus garage in South Croydon, said the group were desperate to help in some way.
He said: "I know the place is an absolute mess and the only way it is going to get cleaned up is if we do it. I initially did the Facebook page for friends so we had one central place to communicate, but after a few hours late last night there were 1,900 members.
"It is going to take weeks and it is not just a physical clean up, it is about starting to build up a community again in Croydon. It is about time people stand together, people really need to rally together."
Anyone wanting to get involved is advised to join the Facebook group by clicking here which will be regularly updated as things progress.
Dan added: "I don't want everyone to just turn up and for the police to get the wrong idea. I am talking to the police and to the council to see what we can do to help."