Greggs backs bid to clean up our city
Students in Sunderland are set to be helped in their bid to clean up the city centre – thanks to bakery giant Greggs.
Sunderland Business Improvement District (BID) has teamed up with Sunderland College and Sunderland Council for the scheme 100 Quick Wins, which will see up to 3,000 students embark upon a three-day clean-up campaign.
The scheme is running from next Wednesday to next Friday, and Greggs will support it by providing food for all those taking part. Raymond Reynolds, property and business development director at Greggs and Sunderland BID director, said: “At Greggs, we have a strong commitment to social responsibility and aim to have a positive impact on the environment in which we operate.
“We are proud to be involved with this fantastic initiative and provide the students taking part with food as a small gesture of our support.
“This city-wide clean-up will have a huge impact on Sunderland city centre, and in turn a positive impact on the local community who live, work and study within it.”
Sharon Appleby, head of business operations at Sunderland BID, said: “With 3,000 students set to take part in the 100 Quick Wins initiative, we have been heavily reliant on help and donations from local and regional companies. Thanks to Greggs and its generous offer, we can keep our hard-working students fed and energised with brilliant food from the region’s favourite bakery. We are very grateful for the firm’s support.”
Organisers are keen to source other products and equipment needed to carry out the work. Any firms which wish to lend or donate items of equipment, or see the full list of what is required, should send an email to email@example.com.