Hydro Flask is awarding its first grant as part of its Parks for All charitable giving programme to a European charity: Surfers Against Sewage. The brand donates to sixteen charities across North America each year, donating over £300,000 in the process, but has decided to extend a grant to Europe for the very first time.
UK charity Surfers Against Sewage was established in 1990 to protect oceans, beaches, waves and wildlife. The Parks for All programme is donating £39,000 to the charity, which will be put towards training the SAS regional rep volunteers to better enable them to care for the UK’s coastline.
SAS Chief Executive, Hugo Tagholm, said: “Surfers Against Sewage is at the forefront of tackling plastic pollution in the UK from source to sea. We’re thrilled to have the support of Hydro Flask’s Parks For All, which will help us continue to engage, inspire and mobilise volunteers on beaches, rivers and city streets to fight the plastic tide.”
Hydro Flask launched its charitable grant and advocacy program Parks for All in January 2017. Parks for All supports the development, maintenance and accessibility of public green spaces in Europe and North America so people everywhere can live healthier, happier and more fulfilled lives.
“We are very excited to make a meaningful contribution to the incredible work done by Surfers Against Sewage as part of building, maintaining and increasing access and education around Parks for All. At Hydro Flask we are inspired by the breadth and depth of work being done by SAS to protect oceans, beaches, waves and wildlife,” commented David Ledouble, Managing Director EMEA – Hydro Flask.
Image credit: (C) Surfers Against Sewage – Ian Lean