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Bristol Airport team “wastes” no time in collecting rubbish
Staff at Bristol Airport volunteered to become litter pickers for an afternoon today (3 September) as part of the annual ‘big tidy up’ at the airport. With assistance from cleaning contractor Sasse and volunteers from Weston Hospicecare, airport employees set out to fill as many bin bags as possible with litter from the site and surrounding areas. As an added incentive, a donation was made to the airport’s charity of year (Weston Hospicecare) for every bag collected. Volunteers split into teams to target problem areas of the airport site and nearby roads and hedgerows, with litter pickers, gloves and bags supplied by Sasse. This initiative is an annual event with staff assisting in cleaning up the passenger areas surrounding the terminal and car parks. In addition, teams were working in the local areas, including Downside Road, the A38 and Cooks Bridle Path. Phil Holder, Operations Support Manager at Bristol Airport, said: “Thousands of people pass through the terminal every day and the standard of cleanliness influences how they rate this experience. Over 1.2m passengers will have used Bristol Airport this summer, so this is an important time to start preparing for the winter season. It is also a fun way to show our commitment to the local community and the environment whilst also supporting Bristol Airport’s charity of the year.”
Gill Blackshaw – Interim Chief Executive, Weston Hospicecare said: “We would like to thank the team at Bristol Airport for their fundraising efforts, its support like this from our corporate partners and the local community that we rely on to raise the £3million a year that it costs to run the Hospice. We had a great day with the team and we are looking forward to the forthcoming events that we have lined up with them including the World of Duty Free fun day and the Christmas Sleigh in December.”
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