Sanctuary Housing has supported a number of neighbourhoods by donating funds towards local community clean-up days during the summer.
Families and youngsters all mucked in to ditch the trash and lift community spirit by the bag load at their local events by ridding themselves of unwanted items around the home and clearing waste in communal areas.
Local community groups were called together to make the events possible and support their success, including national environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, youth development group Dreamscheme, Saltash Town Council and Police Station.
Michael Howarth, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships officer, said: “The community clean-up days in both Torbay and Cornwall were a great way to bring our residents together and build up the neighbourhood with the people that matter.
“We are always looking for new ways to support the communities we operate in and were glad to support residents to do small things to make a long-lasting impact on their environment.”
Claire Arymar, from the Dreamscheme network, added: “We jumped at the chance to organise a litter-picking day in Torbay and are very grateful for the support from Sanctuary.
“The youngsters who attended took the lead on the day and all gained a great sense of achievement once the last chocolate wrapper was picked up and binned. A fantastic job was carried out and all the young residents should be proud of their hard work.”
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