In the lead up to ‘Clean Up the World Weekend’, charity Les Amis will be in St Helier for their flag week raising awareness of the charity’s work in supporting those with learning disabilities as well as encouraging more of us to go green through the use of their Business Recycling services.
From 16th until 20th September, Les Amis can be found at Broad Street asking the public and businesses to dispose of their plastic bottle and aluminium can waste at its stand, as members of the organisation chat about what services the charity offers businesses to meet their recycling needs. Flag Week creates an opportunity for the charity to engage with islanders about the work they do, as well as raise funds. The bottle collection is a registered event under Clean Up the World Weekend, which takes places on 21st and 22nd September. The initiative is one of the largest community-based environmental programs in the world, encouraging local communities to take part in projects to promote recycling, rubbish clean up and education and awareness. Since their recycling project became a social enterprise arm of the charity in 2017, Les Amis has taken on a lot of involvement in islandwide environmental awareness, with teams set up to manage oil and waste. As well as being an important current issue to tackle, the recycling venture also provides an opportunity for the residents at Les Amis to work and earn a wage. Jason Loveless, Head of Support Services at Les Amis said: “Our recycling service is a fundamental part of our charity, as it allows us to offer residents meaningful employment and the chance to earn a salary. The demand for our recycling service is continually growing and we anticipate that this will get bigger as more firms adopt clear strategies for recycling.
Get your business to clear out their plastic bottles and come and have a chat about how we may be able to help with your recycling needs.” Having made the decision to discontinue sending out newsletters for the purpose of reducing paper waste, Flag Week provides an opportunity for local people to have contact with the charity they would have otherwise had through the newsletter. Established in 1975, Les Amis has a team of over 200 employees who work towards creating an environment where people with disabilities can express themselves and achieve their goals. As one of Jersey’s largest charitable organisations, the staff are dedicated to offering care and support to residents, their families and the wider community. Les Amis invites anyone interested in the charity or recycling to find them in town where staff and residents can answer questions.
Please contact Laura Morel on 01534 735253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Notes to Editors For further information on Les Amis go to www.lesamis.org.je or ‘Les Amis Jersey’ on Facebook, @LesAmisJsy on Twitter or @lesamisjsy on Instagram. Les Amis, which opened at Five Oaks in 1975, is one of the largest charities in Jersey and provides essential services to meet the needs of those with learning disabilities. Corporate charity partner:
Les Amis Limited Registered Charity No. 232 | LA Incorporated No.231 | Association of Jersey Charities Number: AJC 113