Veolia collection staff ‘pool’ together for homeless charity

Refuse collection staff from Veolia Environmental Services have donated a pool table to Cherrytree, a charity for young homeless people in Sheffield. The collection staff chose to reuse their old pool table by donating it to the charity after refurbishments at the Veolia offices. The table has found a new home with the young people living at Cherrytree’s Mickley Lane house.

25 January 2012

The pool table has formed part of an activity centre complete with a table tennis table and a football table for the young people to play together and enjoy.

Alan Garnham, driver at Veolia commented “It’s great that we can reuse our old pool table by donating it to such a worthy cause.  It was a pleasure to meet the young people living in the house and I hope they will enjoy using the pool table for years to come.”

Cherrytree supports homeless people aged 16 - 21 that are unable to live with their families and are in need of support.  They provide the life skills training necessary for residents to re-establish their lives and to move into their own accommodation with confidence.  Throughout 2011 Cherrytree supported 56 young people at their two sites in Sheffield.

Angela Grayson, service manager at Cherrytree commented: “I would like to thank Veolia for their generous donation.  It has far exceeded our expectations and provided a fantastic way for the young people in the house to socialise and have fun.”

For more information about Cherrytree, please visit: www.cherrytreesupportservices.co.uk

 

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  • Pictured L-R William McAllister (20), Jade Crutchlow (20), Veolia's Training Officer Angelo Darwent and Driver Alan Garnham and Luke England (19).

    Pictured L-R William McAllister (20), Jade Crutchlow (20), Veolia's Training Officer Angelo Darwent and Driver Alan Garnham and Luke England (19).

  • Pictured L-R Veolia's Training Officer Angelo Darwent, William McAllister (20), Jade Crutchlow (20), Luke England (19) and Veolia's Supervisor Lee O'Brien.

    Pictured L-R Veolia's Training Officer Angelo Darwent, William McAllister (20), Jade Crutchlow (20), Luke England (19) and Veolia's Supervisor Lee O'Brien.


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Notes to the editor

About Veolia Environmental Services in the UK

Veolia Environmental Services, part of the Veolia Environnement Group, is the UK’s leading waste management company. With a sizeable presence throughout the UK, mainland Europe and the world, Veolia Environmental Services employs over 77,000 people in 33 countries and serves more than 800,000 business clients worldwide.

Veolia Environmental Services is the only global provider of a full range of services for handling hazardous and non-hazardous solid and liquid waste. It provides waste management and logistics services as well as materials recovery and recycling. Veolia Environmental Services generated revenue of €9.08 billion in 2012.

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We are committed to protecting the environment and improving the lives of the communities in which we operate and have been awarded a four star rating in Business in the Community’s Corporate Responsibility Index for 2014.

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