Take 3 for the Sea’s CEO Clean-up fundraising event

2019 CEO Clean-up event

Local CEOs, directors and business owners are coming together to help clean up the Central Coast with Take 3 for the Sea’s CEO Clean-up fundraising event on November 20.

Take 3 for the Sea is a not for profit organisation headquartered in Long Jetty, and focuses on sustainability, conservation, and reducing global plastic pollution through education and participation.

Owner of Indigo Early Learning Centre in Forresters Beach, Hannah Crossley is excited to be participating in the community initiative.

“We are a very eco-friendly centre, a lot of what we do is based on sustainability and looking at ways that we can really help the local community,” Crossley said.

“We have cloth nappies, and a vegetable garden that the kids can access, and we do outdoor play all day, which I think is really important for kids to get that engagement with nature.

“Kids are our future and it’s really important for us to be role models for them.

“So this is just a natural extension for us to be involved with this clean-up, and I am really excited about it.”

Crossley said she had looked forward to meeting other business owners from the community who were like minded.

“I think it’s a really great opportunity for local business owners to get together and show the council that we value cleaning up the coast.

“I’m hoping that I can network with other CEOs and perhaps come up with some other cool community initiatives,” Crossley said.

The fundraising event this year will focus on raising $30,000 to help expand Take 3’s school education programs.

Take 3’s CEO, Sarah Beard, said she was excited to host the second annual CEO Clean-up day on the Central Coast.

“Our COVID Safe event provides leaders with an opportunity to support ocean conservation while having a tangible impact here on the Central Coast,” Beard said.

Last year, 40 CEOs helped to remove 227 kilograms and 10,000 pieces of rubbish during the 45-minute clean-up session in Terilbah Reserve at The Entrance North.

Hayley McMahon