Thursday 10 May 2018

Spurs help tackle a load of rubbish in Wembley

Gary Mabbutt gets down to work (Picture: Tottenham Hotspurs)
From Keep Wembley Tidy and Wembley Central and Alperton Resdients' Association

As part of Spurs commitment to the London Borough of Brent during its season playing at Wembley, Club Ambassador Gary Mabbutt joined volunteers from Keep Wembley Tidy (KWT)/Wembley Central & Alperton Residents Association (WCARA) and Alperton Community School to help pick up litter around the streets of Wembley.

Keep Wembley Tidy and WCARA are volunteer groups formed by residents to encourage the community to work together for a cleaner, greener, safer area in which to live. Both organisations are working with Brent Council to encourage residents to join community clean‐ups which are being organised as part of the ‘Love Where You Live’ campaign. The campaign calls upon Brent residents to show their love for local areas by taking small steps to create a cleaner and greener environment.

Kay Carroll, volunteer resident, said:
Our dedicated volunteers work tirelessly collecting litter and reporting fly-tipping hot sports. Each litter pick we collect 20-30 bags of waste comprising of beer cans and bottles, fast food packaging and confectionary wrappers. We have recently formed WCARA with a wider remit than KWT, and we are keener than ever to clean up our local area. We would like to thank Gary Mabbutt and Tottenham Hotspur for their support in today’s litter pick.
Gary Mabbutt said:
Looking after the area you live in and helping the environment is something we should all take pride in. With Wembley being the Club’s home for this season, I am pleased to have been able to offer a helping hand to help keep the area tidier.
 Keep Wembley Tidy and WCARA would also like to thank Lee Meaden and Milko from Veolia, who kindly donated litter pickers, bags and gloves to the resident group. Their staff also arranged for the prompt collection of bags of rubbish after the event. 

Spurs have recently announced that it will be sourcing more environmentally sustainable alternatives to single-use plastic and will continue to do so as part of its commitment to phasing out single-use plastics from all operations. The Club will not be stocking plastic straws, stirrers, cutlery and all plastic disposably packaging that accompanies these items.

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