Soudley resident wins Forest Holidays break by supporting #LoveYourForest
Release date: 24 September 2018
Photo shows (l-r): Glenn Redwood (Community Lead, #LoveYourForest) with Chloe and Barry Geoghegan and their young family.
A lucky Forest Review reader has scooped the top prize in this year’s #LoveYourForest car window sticker competition.
The competition was held as part of the wider #LoveYourForest anti-litter campaign which aims to highlight the problem of rural litter and adopt innovative ways to encourage people to stop dropping their rubbish.
Chloe Geoghegan, from Soudley, was delighted to discover she had won a fabulous 3-day break in a Forest Holidays log cabin at Bracelands, Christchurch after spotting her car registration published in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Review. The prize was one of many donated by local businesses in support of the competition which ran throughout the summer months.
To take part, residents simply needed to pick up a #LoveYourForest window sticker and display it in their vehicle for a chance to be seen and entered into the weekly draw.
Glenn Redwood who presented Chloe with her prize on behalf of the #LoveYourForest team said: ‘We would like to thank everyone who picked up a car sticker, displayed it and pledged to keep the Forest of Dean clean. This year over 500 vehicles - including a moped and a tractor - were spotted and entered into the draw. We are very grateful too to all the local organisations that generously gave their support, making this year’s competition the most successful yet.’
‘We still have a couple of unclaimed prizes so would remind anyone with a #LoveYourForest car sticker to check on social media or on the Forest of Dean District Council’s website to see if they have won," he added.
Previous #LoveYourForest anti-litter activities have included a pop-up litter shop in Coleford, cigarette butt ‘voting’ bins and the ‘Trashconverter’ trailer which tours the district rewarding those that pick up litter with small treats.
The #LoveYourForest campaign is a partnership between Lucozade Ribena Suntory, environmental charity Hubbub, Forest of Dean District Council, Forestry Commission, Foresters Forest and Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism.
Follow the campaign at #LoveYourForest or find out more at www.fdean.gov.uk/loveyourforest
Notes to editor:The Joint Waste Partnership provides waste and recycling services on behalf of Cheltenham Borough Council, Cotswold District Council, Forest of Dean District Council, Tewkesbury Borough Council and Gloucestershire County Council.
Contact: Marsha Llewellyn, Environmental Promotions Officer, Joint Waste Team, Forest of Dean District Council, Council Offices, High St, Coleford GL16 8HG. Tel: 01594 812428. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hubbub UK (www.hubbub.org.uk) is a charity that uses the latest thinking backed by academic research to explore new ways to run behaviour change campaigns. The charity explores innovative and fun ways to interest mainstream consumers in important sustainability issues, through different ‘hubs’ of activity: Food; Fashion; Homes; and Neighbourhoods. Email: email@example.com.
Visit www.hubbub.org.uk/love-your-forest to see some of the anti-litter activities undertaken 2016 and 2017 in the Forest of Dean by Hubbub and partner organisations.