Win the opportunity to tidy up your local area and show the community your caring side. What’s more, you could also take home a year’s supply of Wrigley stock.
Lots of companies regularly donate to charities and so it can be difficult to stand out from the crowd. But if there’s one thing that really grabs people’s attention, it’s when you take a hands-on approach to making a difference.
So if you want to show your community how much you care by doing something positive to improve the local area, then why not enter our competition?
Convenience Store is teaming up with Keep Britain Tidy and confectionery giant Wrigley once again to offer one lucky retailer the chance to head up a litter pick of their store front and surrounding area. We’ll turn you into a local hero as we all take to the streets, armed with bin bags and litterpickers, showing local residents that your store takes pride in its parade.
A litter pick organised by Wrigley and Keep Britain Tidy
Five litterpickers from Keep Britain Tidy
A year’s supply of Wrigley stock
We’ll share news of the litter pick outside your store with the local media too, to help you get the best possible press coverage and ensure that everyone in the area knows what an asset you are to the community. And in addition, Wrigley will make sure your confectionery displays are bulging with a generous selection of free stock.
Last year Convenience Store, Keep Britain Tidy and Wrigley worked with Derbyshire retailer Dee Sedani to help clean up the area surrounding his One Stop store in Matlock. The event was so successful that Dee’s staff are asking him to organise another one. “Staff enjoyed being out and about; it was a nice change from the store and they’ve even asked to do it again,” he says.
The litter pick provided a good opportunity for Dee and his team to meet their customers outside of the store environment and enabled them to make a good impression on the local authorities.
“We were saying hello to members of the public, and the local councillor - who does a weekly litter pick - appreciated the help,” he says.
Deadline for entries is 24 July. For more details call 01293 610220, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Another positive about organising a litter pick is that it is a low cost way of making a big impact on residents, notes Dee. “We’re not pumping money into the community, but at least we can keep the area tidy by cleaning up. I would definitely encourage people
to enter the competition; it’s a no-brainer. Litter picks are simple, effective and the right thing to do.”
Clive Sheppard, who owns eight forecourts and a Spar store as part of the Chartman Group, is also a previous winner. He and his team took to the streets with Wrigley, Keep Britain Tidy and several members of the local community, including local school kids and Exeter Lord Mayor Rob Newby. “The litter pick was great for us, it worked really well,” says Clive. He claims that it gave his store an opportunity to engage with locals. “We are part of the community and we need to be connected. Getting involved in this competition is an opportunity that’s there on a plate for you. We got good publicity from it in the local paper, too.”
And what started as a one-off event has left a lasting legacy. “We have done several litter picks since the first one with Wrigley and Keep Britain Tidy. When I go to Spar Magdalen Road where we did the first litter pick I notice that it’s cleaner than it used to be. Maybe we’ve done something to contribute by making people much more aware.”
So what are you waiting for? Get in touch with us and give your store the chance to shine - both inside and out!
Keep Britain Tidy
Let’s tidy up together
Clare Northall, Keep Britain Tidy communications and digital officer, says: “It’s great to continue working with Wrigley to help support and keep areas tidy, while this also helps us meet even more local retailers who play such an important part in their communities.
“Keep Britain Tidy is all about people across the community coming together to help keep the areas where they live, work and play, clean for everyone to use. It is important for businesses to be involved and at the forefront of these events, to show the community that litter picks enhance community spirit and help to boost the local economy. Local businesses need to help educate their customers about disposing of packaging and recycling, too.”
A lasting legacy
Alex West, senior corporate affairs manager UK & Ireland at Wrigley, says: “We have a long history of working with Keep Britain Tidy, and this is the third year we have worked with them on this initiative. We’d like to thank everyone who has already participated in our litter picks and helped keep their community tidy.
“It is key that local retailers are involved in litter picks to highlight the importance of making the local area tidy in a way that also brings the community together.
“Retailers should continue to get involved with schemes such as those organised by Keep Britain Tidy, to further educate customers about the damage of littering.
“We’d like to wish everyone that enters our competition the best of luck.”
How to enter
Tell us why you should win
If you want the chance to put the sparkle back into your street, then email email@example.com, or call Sarah on 01293 610220 by 24 July, and tell us what is causing the litter problem in your area and why you need the Keep Britain Tidy treatment.
Terms & Conditions
1. The competition is open to UK residents aged 18 or over except employees of the promoter, their families, agents or anyone professionally connected with the promotion. 2. The promotor is Wrigley, a subsidiary of Mars Incorporated. 3. To enter contact Sarah at Convenience Store and tell us why your store needs a litter pick: 01293 610 220, firstname.lastname@example.org or Convenience Store, William Reed Business Media, Broadfield Park, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 9RT. 4. No applications from agents, third parties, organised groups or applications automatically generated by a computer will be accepted. No incomplete or corrupted entries will be accepted. Entries not in accordance with the entry instructions will not be accepted. 5. Closing date for entries is July 10, 2015. 6. Promotion limited to one entry per person. No entrant may win more than one prize. 7. The winner will receive a visit from members of Convenience Store, Wrigley, and Keep Britain Tidy. The group will organise a local clean-up operation, which will include litter picking outside and around the store. Full terms and conditions are available at www.conveniencestore.co.uk.