Volunteers from the Gallagher Communication office in Liphook recently took to the streets in Petersfield to clean up the environment in the town and surrounding areas. 

Armed with gloves, bags, and a collective determination Gallagher’s team of 12 litter-pickers came together to support the Petersfield Society in keeping the parks and public spaces of this historic market town clean.  

Collectively the team estimates they were able to fill 24 bags of litter – at least two bags per person!

Town mayor and councillor for Petersfield Ramshill JC Crissey, joined in the litter-picking efforts.

He said: “We really appreciate the time and effort that Gallagher’s volunteers have put into supporting the Petersfield Society in helping to keep our lovely town clean. 

“The collective effort shown by Gallagher’s volunteers and the Petersfield Society highlights the importance of community collaboration to ensure that Petersfield and the surrounding villages remain an attractive, enjoyable and distinctive place in which to live, work and visit.” 

Principal consultant, Arnelie Bulmer, who initiated and coordinated the event, said: “We’d like to extend a big thank you to the Petersfield Society for helping make the initiative happen.

“We encourage all our colleagues to get involved with initiatives like these that are local, and close to their hearts.”

This event is the second in a series of litter-picking initiatives undertaken by the Gallagher Communication team in partnership with the Petersfield Society.

To-date, the team has volunteered nearly 100 hours, as part of Gallagher’s three-day volunteering allowance provided to all colleagues, enabling them to give their time and skills to local causes that matter to them. A

All the volunteering time will also contribute towards Gallagher’s global 200-day sustainability challenge that runs from April 22, Earth Day, until November 8.