Dell staff chip in to clean up
TEN STAFF MEMBERS HELP COASTCARE GROUP TO COMBAT LITTERING
COASTCARE volunteers were joined by a group of Dell employees last Friday afternoon for a ‘ Business in the Community’ clean up of the harbour area and the back strand.
The afternoon was arranged specifically for the 10 staff members to come along and get involved with the project to keep the Bray coastline clean and they all said that they felt it was a worthwhile way to spend the day.
The group filled a skip provided by Greenstar, according to Philip Byrne from Newcourt Road who is the Chairman of the Bray Group.
‘We would love more people to come out and give a bit of time,’ said Philip. ‘If everyone does a small bit then that amounts to a lot getting done.’
He said that the group meets for a clean-up on the second Saturday of every month and that even the odd hour here and there would be gratefully received even if people can’t come for the full thing or can’t make it every month.
Philip added that some people have started to bring their children along to set them a good example and to encourage them to keep the coast litter-free in years to come.
‘If enough people come out we will make a difference,’ he said. ‘The coastline at Bray and Greystones is already vastly improved.’ Philip remarked that in the last year, the group has collected close to 30 tonnes of waste.
They will meet this Saturday from 12 midday to 3 p.m. to tackle what he referred to as a ‘mountain’ of cans. They hope that the public will come out en-masse to lend a hand. For more information contact Philip on (087) 2627806 or email email@example.com.
Dell workers at the back strand (from left) back: Sandra Krummel, Tony Condron, Sarah Brown; front: Daniel O'Malley, Philip Byrne (Coastcare), Emma Cahillane and Kathy Kitayama.