Sue Ryder sponsored walk
Sue Ryder staff, residents from Whitby, along with Scarborough
Borough Council's Recycling Education Officer, took part in a
sponsored walk and community tidy up event which started at
Whitby and went to Sandsend.
The litter pick was organised by Natalie Mallam manager of the
Sue Ryder shop who asked the council's Recycling & Waste team
to join them. The council provided the litter picks and
bags and arranged the collection of the rubbish after the
Natalie Mallam of Sue Ryder, said:
“The sponsored walk was aimed at raising much needed funds for
the Sue Ryder charity; we also thought it would be a great
opportunity to clean the area as we walked which is when we
contacted the council to support us.
"We are hoping that the walk will give residents and visitors to
Whitby the opportunity to become aware of Sue Ryder and the work we
do. Hopefully the walk will become an annual event and also perhaps
encourage people to take part in future events."
Donna Gaddass, Recycling Education Officer for Scarborough
Borough Council said:
"Taking part in the sponsored walk and community tidy up is an
excellent opportunity for residents to support and improve their
"We are always happy to help with charitable community events
and we hope that by taking part in the event, it will encourage the
rest of the community to come forward and volunteer in the
The volunteers were sponsored before the event and collected
donations as they walked and cleaned the beach, the final amount
raised was around £200 and they collected 10 bags of rubbish from
the beach and promenade areas.
If residents would like further information regarding recycling and waste issues or would like
us to help out at an event please contact our Customer First
Centre on 01723 232323.