We were delighted to take part in the Marks and Spencers Spark Something Good Campaign this June in order to run our biggest Yellowfish event yet – all the way from the top of Gloucester Road to Stokes Croft! Eight M&S stores from Weston to Yate took part in the campaign, which saw 300 volunteers give up over 2,000 hours for free, in order to make a positive difference.
The Yellowfish initiative involves spraying yellow fish stencils onto the side of storm drains using non-toxic washable paint and putting up posters and handing out leaflets to local businesses in order to educate people on the fact that storm drains at the side of the road link directly to the nearest river or stream. Remember, ‘Only rain down the drain!’
Director of Plan A at Marks & Spencer, Mike Barry commented: “There’s a tremendous sense of camaraderie when people come together to give something back to their local community and that’s exactly what Spark Something Good is all about. I’m thrilled that Bristol has embraced our initiative in this way and got stuck in, and I’m proud to have played a small part.”
Thanks to all of our fantastic volunteers who worked so hard to spread the message over such a large area and to all of the local people along the way who promised to reconsider their waste liquid disposal behaviours! 🙂