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Severn Trent volunteers help spruce up South Wales coast

Wednesday 12th September 2018

A team of volunteers from Severn Trent’s Bridgend laboratories took part in a beach clean-up on Newtown Beach in Porthcawl earlier this week.

The Community Champions team spent the day sprucing up the beach alongside partner charity Keep Wales Tidy as part of the All Wales Beach Clean.

Lee Thomas, one of the Severn Trent volunteers, said: “Everyone really got stuck in and helped make a real difference to the beach. Our friends and families even came out to help and between us we managed to fill around 30 bags of rubbish.

“We came across lots of broken glass, plastics and fishing wire – and we chatted with local residents, who were really appreciative of our work in making the beach a safer place.”

Severn Trent’s Community Champions scheme encourages all of the company’s employees to spend two volunteering days of their choice to help out in their local communities.

The scheme works alongside various partner charities to help make lasting improvements to the environment and waterways.

“It was a really fulfilling day, at first glance the beach seemed relatively tidy but, once we got going, we were filling loads of bags with rubbish,” said Lee. “By the end of the day we’d made some real improvements to the beach that will not only benefit the local environment and wildlife, but also means the beach looks great, and is a safer place to visit.”

The first ever All Wales Beach Clean runs until 30 September. The ambitious new campaign aims to clean up every public beach in Wales. 

To get involved, visit the Keep Wales Tidy website http://www.keepwalestidy.cymru

For more information on the Community Champions, please visit https://www.stwater.co.uk/about-us/communities-and-charities/community-champions

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