06 November 2015
DS Smith the official Green Flag Award sponsor,
continues to be engaged and devoted to making a positive impact to
green spaces across the UK.
With ten active green space projects coming on in leaps and
bounds, the partnership is going from strength to strength with
Keep Britain Tidy and the Green Flag Award scheme in conversations
and on departmental agendas across the DS Smith business.
In our previous update we highlighted the
volunteering activities which were taking place around DS Smith,
including community gardening, litter picking and on-site
developments. These have improved the overall quality and purpose
of many outdoor spaces across Engalnd. This is ongoing and DS
Smith now have an exciting fundraising activity to support the
Green Flag Award partnership.
Currently employees from 54 UK DS Smith sites, with an extended
invite to family, friends and supporters of the partnership, are
buying and designing virtual balloons in anticipation of the
forthcoming DS Smith Virtual Balloon Race fundraiser, which is
taking place 1 -8 December.
The race exists solely online and is a modern version on the
traditional pastime, without littering and causing a danger to
wildlife. Monies raised will financially support DS Smith's green
On 1 December balloons are released at the same time from one
location, the DS Smith Head Office on London's Euston Road.
From then, over the course of a week, real life weather conditions
determine the journey of the balloons. Participants can track their
balloon's progress over the duration of the seven day race through
Not only will contestants be contributing towards a good cause
where they will see and benefit from where their money is going,
but they will also be in with a chance of winning some fabulous
Don't forget to come back to hear how the money we raised is
being well spent on a green space, in a community near you.