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Foil for Snappy wins Every Can Counts Green Can Award

Foil for Snappy has received a NATIONAL RECYCLING AWARD for their outstanding work in recycling drink cans and other aluminium packaging.

Foil for Snappy was created by Karen Nash in December 2012 to help raise funds for The Snappy Trust and our projects. She collects drink cans, foil and household cables for recycling. These materials are then sold to L Clancey & Sons - an aluminium recycling centre based on the outskirt of York in Murton. Since it started, Foil For Snappy has recycled over 7 tonnes of aluminium material, raising over £5,000 for The Snappy Trust!!

We have always been incredibly grateful for Karen's dedication and support so we are absolutely delighted to be able to share the news that Karen, and Foil For Snappy, have been AWARDED THE EVERY CAN COUNTS GREEN CAN AWARD in recognition of her hard work and dedication!

Presenting the award, Chris Latham-Warde, Programme Manager for Every Can Counts, said "Karen has achieved brilliant results since starting Foil For Snappy. Thanks to Karen, York residents have the opportunity to support an important local charity whilst also doing the right thing for the environment by recycling their drink cans and other aluminium packaging. The project's work is of benefit to both the local community and the wider environment, so it's a privilege to present Karen with this Green Can Award."

Karen Nash, the Project Leader for Foil for Snappy, said “The Snappy Trust supports over 300 children with additional needs including my own son.  By recycling what others throw away we are fundraising for them and saving the planet at the same time which is very satisfying.  I never imagined that asking friends of Snappy to collect a few Christmas drink cans and mince pie cases to raise a little bit of extra money could become a city-wide aluminium recycling collection.  I am very proud of what we have achieved and to receive this national award in recognition of our hard work is very special.”

Anne Stamp, Service Manager at The Snappy Trust said “We are incredibly grateful for the Foil For Snappy project.  Not only has it raised awareness for The Snappy Trust but also for the environment, so much so that even the young people who attend Snappy have become more responsible with their cans.”

You can read more about her wonderful story here.


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