Ho ho ho! Or No no no?

In the UK, we spend approximately £147 million each year on Secret Santa gifts! That’s according to research by the British Heart Foundation from back in 2013. We are struggling to find any more recent figures, so we are keen to find out what people really think about taking part in Secret Santa gift exchanges,…

Duke of Edinburgh Award Superstar Students!

Welcome to our amazing Duke of Edinburgh volunteers! With our environment facing an unprecedented amount of plastic litter that is choking our oceans and causing untold dangers to wildlife, we at the Final Straw Foundation know just how important it is to keep this waste off our streets, beaches and parks. This is where we…

Drain Art Competition!

Look at these brilliant examples of drain art, aren’t they great? But we think our local children can do even better, and are looking for some fantastic designs to be submitted to be painted on our local drains to raise awareness of litter washing straight out to sea! Did you know that most drains on…

Borrow Bags – can you help?

This unprecedented period of our lives has meant, for most people, more time spent at home, starting new hobbies and catching up on all the things that they have been putting off for, well, ever! Amongst the new hobbies, we’ve seen people taking up gardening in earnest, sewing, painting, reading and so much more. If…