How two organisations are setting to cleaning up British beaches
by <a href="" target="_self">Stephanie Briggs</a>

by Stephanie Briggs

13 November, 2020

Earlier this year Hydro Flask announced the recipients of its 2020 Parks For All charitable giving programme. On the rosta were two UK non-profits: Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) and the Lake District Foundation. This year Hydro Flask has donated $501,400 (approx £386K) in grants to sixteen non-profit organisations. It selects organisations that build, maintain, restore, or provide better access to public green spaces globally.  The projects they chose ranged from trail maintenance to education for children through the outdoors to protecting oceans and beaches from plastic pollution. And that’s where Surfers Against Sewage comes into play and their amazing work cleaning up Britain’s beaches. What’s more, they’ve made an inspirational video to get us all on board! Click here to be inspired!

Click here to see how Surfers Against Sewage are putting Hydro Flask’s grant to good use.

A little bit about Surfers Against Sewage

This UK charity was established in 1990 to protect oceans, beaches, waves, and wildlife. This is the second-year Hydro Flask has supported the cause. Hydro Flask has donated $25,000 grant (approx £19,250) which has been put towards training the incredible network of SAS Regional Rep volunteers. Hugo Tagholm, Chief Executive of Surfers Against Sewage said: “We’re delighted to be working with Hydro Flask through the Parks For All scheme again in 2020. Their support in 2019 enabled us to deliver fantastic training for our volunteers, ensuring we have an incredible network of trained Regional Representatives caring for the marine environment throughout the UK.”

SAS will use the grant to inspire, unite, and empower dynamic leaders across the UK to lead conservation activities and campaigns. Click here to learn more about SAS.

A little bit about Lake District Foundation

The Lake District National Park is home to England’s highest mountains and deepest meres. It’s no wonder the area sees 20 million visitors per year! They are keen to maintain this area for all of our enjoyment and have launched the Fix the Fells project. Hydro Flask donated a $25,000 grant (approx £19,250) via their Parks For All programme. This grant money will be used to deliver upland footpath repair throughout the National Park. Click here to learn more about the Lake District Foundation

To date, Parks For All has supported 92 non-profits, given over $1,500,000 (approx £1.155 million) in cash grants and donated more than 26,000 bottles. Go Hydro Flask!


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