Colas - we go further

Colas Sponsor Beach Cleaning Event

Sat, 14 Mar 2015

As a member of the Manx Wildlife Trust, Colas was contracted to see if it was in a position to help sponsor a local beach cleaning event and provide prizes towards a children's art competition. The purpose of the event was to highlight the problems caused by marine litter and, in particular, to encourage members of the public to reduce the number of plastic carrier bags that they use. At the event held at Port St Mary Town Hall children were asked to produce a design for a logo which can be used on a reusable bag. Prizes were then to be awarded to the three best designs and the overall winner's design will be produced on a reusable bag.

The prize packs include gift vouchers for the Wildlife Trust gift shop, plus a range of Colas branded goodies such as a sandwich bag, drinks bottle and a children's high visibility vest.

Commercial Marketing Director Ian Dunbar was also asked to be a judge on the panel that helped decide which design will go forward to be used on the bags.

Ian Dunbar at the event stated, "The way everyone interacts with the environment, whether it be in a social or a working capacity, has a direct impact on the future of the Island.  So, Colas were only too happy to help provide support to this project and ensure that the future of the Island lies in safe hands."