Bin men donate their bonus to charity

Staff from the local Veolia depot (who pick up your household bins on behalf of Shropshire Council) have donated their bonus to Variety, the Children’s Charity.  The men could have spent the money on something for themselves, but instead opted to donate £1,000 to the worthy cause. The men decided on the charitable deed, after Veolia announced that it was supporting Variety nationally.

Speaking at the cheque presentation, Steve McGarrity said: “We were delighted that our employer has agreed for us to donate our bonus to the children’s charity.  It’s a cause close to our heart.

Colleen Ettridge from the charity said: “We are very grateful for the donation. It is especially heart warming to hear that the guys sacrificed a treat for themselves to give their bonus to Variety to help improve the lives of children.  The donation is well received and we thank them for their support.”

The staff were awarded their bonus for having no accidents or lost time injuries for 18 months.  The men hope that their money will help children in need across the West Midlands.


James Thompson James Thompson

Waste Prevention Officer, Waste Management, Shropshire Council

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This looks like a pr stunt to me