Cityclean men and women to set sail for charity

Bin men to set sail for chairty

Bin men to set sail for chairty

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Cityclean men and women will head to the beach this weekend to take part in a community festival.

A team from Brighton and Hove City Council’s refuse and recycling arm Cityclean, is entering a raft in this weekend’s Paddle Round the Pier Festival.

The raft named Bin Floatin has been made from wheelie bins, pallets and other recycled items collected from around the Hollingdean depot with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of recycling.

The team will set sail in the Paddle Something Unusual race alongside other handmade vessels on Sunday at noon with sponsorship money going to charities chosen by the event organisers, including the RNLI, child cancer charity Surf Life Saving GB.

More than 50,000 people are expected to attend the event at Hove Lawns of the weekend making it the world’s largest free charity beach festival.

Councillor Pete West said: “Paddle Round the Pier has become a popular regular in the Brighton events calendar and this year, instead of just clearing up afterwards, our Cityclean staff wanted to be a part of it.

"It’s a fun thing to do but with a serious message and a great way to raise money for charity. “

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11:31pm Thu 3 Jul 14

traceybella says...

Sorry to say but you have got your story massively wrong for three reasons! One - the term 'bin men' should not have been used as there are women working there, Get with the times! Two - the team you speak of is primarily female, the raft itself was built by a two 'person' team headed by a woman. Three - the people who did build it were not refuse crew but a delivery driver and a street cleaner so you need to publish the right facts, it was their hard work. And lastly, worth noting that you spelt charity wrong...nice one
Sorry to say but you have got your story massively wrong for three reasons! One - the term 'bin men' should not have been used as there are women working there, Get with the times! Two - the team you speak of is primarily female, the raft itself was built by a two 'person' team headed by a woman. Three - the people who did build it were not refuse crew but a delivery driver and a street cleaner so you need to publish the right facts, it was their hard work. And lastly, worth noting that you spelt charity wrong...nice one traceybella
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