[:en]Keep Wales Tidy, a leading environmental charity, is delighted to announce the shortlisted finalists for the Tidy Wales Awards 2017 which recognise groups who work tirelessly improving their local area.
These unsung green heroes throughout Wales have inspirational stories to tell of how their volunteering has improved not only their local environment through reducing litter and protecting wildlife habitats but have also created links in communities, bringing people together and, in some instances, reducing the impact of poverty.
The Tidy Wales Awards are supported by Viridor, one of the UK’s leading recycling, renewable energy and waste management companies. Viridor’s Managing Director Phil Piddington said the company and Keep Wales Tidy were both committed to encouraging the public to put the right stuff in the right bin.
He said: “This message is key not only to the Keep Wales Tidy mission but also Viridor’s commitment to encourage residents to recycle all that they can so that the waste which remains, that which cannot be recycled, is transformed into low carbon energy.
“We look forward to joining the charity in celebrating the work of the inspirational Welsh people who work tirelessly to improve their local environment.”
Lesley Jones, Chief Executive of Keep Wales Tidy, said:
“For more than 25 years, the Tidy Wales Awards has celebrated inspirational people of all ages taking part in a wide range of green initiatives, all with the common goal of making a difference in their communities. Congratulations to all the shortlisted volunteers, schools, businesses and organisations. We look forward to seeing you at the Awards ceremony and best of luck.”
The shortlisted three groups for each category will be invited to attend a prestigious award ceremony to be held in Cardiff on 20 November 2017, hosted by S4C presenter Sian Thomas and rugby champion, Tom Shanklin.[:]