- Sheffield Wednesday supports 'Streets Ahead Stainless Sheffield' campaign
- Nottingham Forest game welcomes special mascot, 'Phil the Bin'
- 'Phil the Bin' meets Owls fans
The Sheffield Wednesday club mascots Ozzie and Barney welcomed a visiting mascot at Saturday’s game against Nottingham Forest, ‘Phil the Bin’.
‘Phil the Bin’ joined the Owls mascots on the pitch to promote the “Streets Ahead Stainless Sheffield” anti-littering campaign at last week’s game.
The visiting mascot also joined Sheffield Wednesday's dedicated game to football's equality and anti-discrimination organisation, Kick It Out. As well as joining in with half time activities Phil the Bin also took time to meet Owls fans.
Sara Bradley from Street Ahead, said: “It was great for our mascot Phil the Bin to join Ozzie and Barney on the pitch on Saturday! The Owls looked after our mascot and he joined in with getting supporters excited for the game. We hope that by attending the match we will encourage fans to help reduce litter on the streets of Sheffield and motivate fans to look after their rubbish on matchdays”.
Trevor Braithwait, Director of Communications at Sheffield Wednesday, said: “Phil the Bin was a great addition to our club mascots on Saturday and he really made an impression in his costume! The anti-littering campaign is great to get behind and it’s always positive to encourage fans to take care of their rubbish on match days and promote general litter awareness.”
Streets Ahead are working towards a target to reduce the volume of litter in Sheffield by 30 per cent by 2017 and are interested to hear from people who would like to get involved and help them achieve this target.
For more information on how to get involved or if you would like to organise a litter pick please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0114 273 4567.