Greggs backs bid to clean up our city

Sunderland Echo - - News -

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 kirsty.cur­rie@sun­der­land­bid.co.uk.

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