More than 45 Aramark volunteers took to the beach last week for a big beach cleaning event, run as part of the global Aramark Building Community Day.
The Aramark teams were busy from early morning, carrying out a beach clean at Sand Bay Beach in Kewstoke, North Somerset. Gloves were passed out to helping hands as volunteers geared up to clean the coast. Amongst the picked-litter were 66 caps and lids; 581 small plastic pieces; 53 of foam, sponge and insulation; 169 crisp and sweet packets; and 332 cotton bud sticks. There was a lot of hard work, a lot of fun and a great sense of satisfaction for everyone at the day’s end to have helped make a small difference to this essential resource in cleaning the beach.
The work took place on the global Aramark Building Community Day, the annual celebration of the company’s year-round global philanthropic and volunteer programme, where employees partner with local community organisations, leveraging the skills and service ethic of its diverse workforce. The clean-up project involved working with the Marine Conservation Society.
Kate Holder, Director of Operations with Aramark said “Aramark’s goal is to empower, support and celebrate healthy living around the world by inspiring families to lead healthier lifestyles and by helping youth and adults achieve life-long success through education and employment”.
“We were delighted to support the very important work of the Marine Conservation Society to protect our marine life. Our seas are under immense pressure: too many fish are being taken out, too much rubbish is being thrown in and too little is being done to protect our precious wildlife. Our vision is for seas full of life where nature flourishes and people thrive” continued Kate.
Since 2008, Aramark employees have provided their skills and talents to undertake vital work at Treloar’s College, Treloar’s is a disabled school and college in Alton, Hampshire providing education to young people with disabilities are just one of the centres to have benefited from similar volunteer days by Aramark employees, in the past.