On Friday 4 September, Sir David Amess met Sally Lands, an environmentalist who has created a new environmentally friendly souvenir. ‘Souven-Air’ is a small glass bottle of air collected from Leigh, Westcliff or Southend beaches, which aims to raise awareness of the importance of air quality.
Sally regularly conducts litter picks along Southend’s beaches and wants ‘Souven-Air’ to be a reminder to those who visit Southend that the beaches are precious and should be treated with respect.
In addition to its environmental message, the funds from each bottle of ‘Souven-Air’ are donated to three local charities; Harp Southend, Age Concerns and the Southend Hospital Charity.
Commenting Sir David said: “I was delighted to meet Sally today and learn about her brilliant new creation ‘Souven-Air’. Clean air is so important, and this planet friendly souvenir acts as a vital reminder to visitors that our beaches must be looked after. My thanks go to Sally for all the fantastic work that she does protecting our local environment and I wish her the best of luck with this new project.”