Two popular beaches on the Devon and Cornwall coast were given a clean and tidy by teams of volunteers from Wain Homes.
In Devon, our planning team swapped land for sand and spent a day clearing rubbish from the Blue Flag beach at Westward Ho!
Further down the coast in Cornwall, 11 of our technical team removed more than 20 large sacks of rubbish from Perranporth Beach after hearing that local people were concerned about debris collecting on their seafront.
Both projects were part of our Helping Hands year of good deeds initiative, which will see Wain employees volunteering a day to give back to their local communities as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations.
Wain is currently building new homes across Devon and Cornwall and our Kingsland development is just a short walk from the beach at Westward Ho!
Wain Homes technical director, Steve Goldsworthy, who took part in the Perranporth Beach tidy, said: “We listen carefully to the local community around all our developments and we heard many residents were concerned about litter on the beachfront.
“Everyone in our team wanted to do their bit for the environment and local ecology and the highlight for us was the reaction of local people, many of whom came over to say thank you for our efforts on one of the hottest days of the year.
“I know the whole team felt proud when the realised what this meant to the community.”
Any charity, school or community group in the South West looking for support from our team of ‘Helping Hands’ can contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.