South West Water has teamed up with the world’s first environment themed multi-sports event to help promote the benefits of health and hydration. The groundbreaking Planet Earth Games is taking place in Exeter on 6 July at Exwick Sports Hub and Flowerpot Playing Fields.
The organisers have a vision of inspiring a generation of environmentally-sustainable young people through physical activity. The Planet Earth Games is committed to:
- zero usage of avoidable single use oil-based plastics
- leaving no trace by achieving zero waste
- usage of recycled materials wherever possible
- being at the forefront of sustainability in sport in the UK
The partnership will see South West Water provide hydration on site for participants, as part of the company’s ReFill campaign to combat pollution from single-use plastic water bottles and to keep people healthy and hydrated when they are out and about.
Next month’s event will include competitive football, tennis, rugby and street sports as well as a wide range of range of family activities, including Plogging (picking up litter and jogging), Walking rugby, Paddle boarding, Raft building, Canoeing, Walking trails and Cycling as well as a Village Green, highlighting the best in sustainability.
Alan Hyde, Head of Community Relations, South West Water said: “We’re delighted to support this exciting new event. It’s a great opportunity to protect the environment and promote easy access to free, top quality tap water and all the physical and mental health benefits that it brings.”
Chris Broadbent, Chief Executive, Planet Earth Games said: “We are really pleased to be teaming up with South West Water - there is real synergy between our organisations. We are both committed to a healthier future for young people and their environment and working together, we can only strengthen our shared cause.”
Games’ ambassador and former Exeter Chiefs star Matt Jess joined South West Water’s Alan Hyde to toast the sponsorship announcement.