Greggs teams up with Keep Scotland Beautiful to reward Scottish volunteers
The UK’s leading bakery food-on-the-go retailer Greggs and Environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful have teamed up to rally local communities nationwide to take part in the Clean Up Scotland 2017 Spring Clean where they will be rewarded with free treats for their hard work.
Keep Scotland Beautiful is calling for community groups, businesses and individuals to register to take part in its 2017 Spring initiative - where they can work together to help transform the places that they live, work and play. In return all registered Clean Up events taking place in April and May 2017 will be able to apply to receive free treats for the volunteers courtesy of Greggs.
Marion MacPhee, Bakery Operations Manager at Greggs said: “Greggs is delighted to support the Clean Up Scotland Spring Clean again this year. We are committed to reducing the unacceptable social problem of litter in the local communities that we serve. The Spring Clean is a fantastic campaign that not only makes a difference to our local communities but also encourages them to work together.
Since 2008 we have been thrilled to recognise volunteers involved with the campaign by providing free treats in reward for their hard work.”
Derek Robertson, Chief Executive of Keep Scotland Beautiful said: “In 2016 we reported a decline in local environmental quality, the first in 10 years. With litter, dog fouling and graffiti on the rise, the 2017 Clean Up Scotland Spring Clean is set to encourage local communities to come together and help transform their local places and spaces.
“I am proud of all the hard work our local volunteers from across Scotland put into keeping their local areas clean and our clean up focus on litter during April and May encourages businesses, schools, community groups and individuals to unite and help to clean up Scotland as part of a national coordinated campaign.”
To register a Spring Clean 2017 event all volunteers need to do is visit: www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/cleanupscotland and sign up. All registered events will receive protective tabards, Clean Up Scotland posters and stickers for children. They will also be able to order free treats from the UK’s leading bakery Greggs, to reward volunteers for their hard work.
In 2016, 16,896 people participated in the Clean Up Scotland Spring Clean. For 2017, local residents, businesses, schools and community groups are being challenged to arrange their own Clean Up events and increase the amount of litter removed from local streets, parks and public areas. 2017 volunteers will also be asked to participate in a survey of the litter in their local area and share their results - helping to build a national community led picture of Scotland’s littering issues.