The Ocean View community celebrated World Environment Day by cleaning up their environment and having fun on the soccer field. Now in its fifth year, this Spur Corporation sustainability initiative is aimed at inspiring young volunteers to care for their environment.
The initiative has grown from strength to strength. This year, 200 children joined the clean-up, which started at the Ocean View Football Club and extended into the neighbouring community.
The cold morning kicked off with breakfast, a briefing and the distribution of cleaning kits. The children were assigned to clean up sections within Ocean View and got to task with bags and gloves. After a few hours of hard work, they returned to the football club, where they enjoyed Spur hot dogs, played soccer matches and received treats and rewards.
“Cleaning up helps the children take pride, ownership and responsibility for the area they live in. It is about giving back to the community and about children empowering themselves to grow up to be better adults.”
Earle Cloete, Spur Corporation customer relationship manager and eco team member