AN ALLOA man wants to clear out all the rubbish under the surface of two Clackmannanshire ponds – but needs some help raising funds for the equipment.

Graeme Robertson is looking to buy protective waders for himself and some other volunteers, so they can remove the detritus under Tullibody's Delph Pond and the duck pond at Alloa's Inglewood House.

The 26-year-old has launched an online fundraiser with a target of £350, which will go towards buying the specialised garments which cost more than £70 each.

Fitted with steel-lined boots, they should protect everyone from some of the potentially dangerous waste in the ponds.

Graeme told the Advertiser: "I'm scared to go into the water without waders; a lot of people have chucked things in there like needles and there's broken glass and stuff."

The plan for cleaning up both beauty spots came about after the Clacks man visited both area with his three children.

He said: "I used to fish in the Delph a lot when I was younger; I started picking it up again and taking the children to the pond to go fishing.

"Every time I put the rod in the water, I'm bringing up horrible stuff."

Indeed, he said both ponds are filled with waste under the surface.

He said the Delph is littered with discarded items such as a washing machine, traffic cones along with bits of fabric, household items and lots of plastic.

As well as ruining the popular spots for his family and others, Graeme is also concerned for the local wildlife.

He said: "I'm worried that, eventually, the animals will end up dying."

But he hopes that will all change if he is able to secure the funds to get the equipment and clear up both sites.

To donate to Graeme's fundraiser, visit

Any money left over will be reinvested in other Wee County fundraisers and initiatives.