Celebrating another successful year 19 May 2017
As this Spring marks the start of the eighth year of the Cheshire Waste Reduction Volunteer project, we look back and celebrate the successes of last year. 


The project’s year in numbers 

 

137 events – the number of events the volunteers attended through the year. Including visits to 21 libraries, 28 schools and 16 community groups.
7,462 people – the number of people we spoke to at these events about Love Food Hate Waste and Home Composting.
19 new volunteers – the number of volunteers we were pleased to welcome to our team (but we are always on the look out for new volunteers).
46th place – we were voted number 46 in the Resource magazine’s Hot 100 list of people and organisations making an impact on waste.
649 hours  – the number of hours our volunteers donated last year. And during the Christmas event, two volunteers were awarded an Outstanding Achievement Award, for donating over 100 hours each last year. As this project is all about people, here is a bit more about Dick and Ken, our two Outstanding Achievement Award winning volunteers. 

 

“Dick is an integral part of the team, he is our most active volunteer, signing up to an event nearly every week and a complete all-rounder. He is happy to stand at information stands in all weathers, to have good chats about composting or Love Food Hate Waste. He is incredibly passionate and knowledgeable about the subject and the project.”

 

“Ken is another of our longest standing volunteers. He will snap up any opportunity to play his ukulele and so does a lot of schools work - the children absolutely love it, it definitely makes them remember our messages. He is incredibly passionate about inspiring the younger generation and believes that they are the key to so many environmental issues.”
 
Thank you to Dick, Ken and all our wonderful volunteers. We are all excited about the project’s eighth year. 


For more information about the Cheshire waste Volunteers project, visit their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CheshireWasteReductionVolunteers or contact Margaret Warren Margaret.Warren@keepbritaintidy.org