Call for Lancashire volunteers to take part in the 25th Great British Beach Clean

Young volunteer Jack Lovatt (3) Surfers against Sewage beach clean at Blackpool  South Shore Beach. Picture by Julian Brown
Young volunteer Jack Lovatt (3) Surfers against Sewage beach clean at Blackpool South Shore Beach. Picture by Julian Brown

The UK’s leading marine charity says it hopes more people than ever before in Lancashire will take part in the 25th Great British Beach Clean on September 14-17.

The event, organised by the Marine Conservation Society, aims to ensure some of the most beautiful beaches in the UK aren’t being taken for granted.

Rossall Beach is one of five Lancashire beaches chosen for the campaign.

Volunteers will collect and record the amount of litter on the beach.

However, the society is short of people they can call on to take part in the event and are looking for willing volunteers.

So far, only 171 people have signed up for the Lancashire clean-up and many more helpers are needed.

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The charity wants people register their interest online before the event to ensure organisers have enough kit to go round.

You can register right up until the very last minute at www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch/greatbritishbeachclean. Volunteers can also turn up on the day.

Lizzie Prior, MCS beach and river clean project officer, says volunteers are the lifeblood of the event and have been since 1994.

She says the data they collect is vital, and added: “Last year an amazing 37 volunteers took part in the Great British Beach Clean on Lancashire beaches.

“We’d love to see even more people heading to Lancashire’s beaches and helping clean up at the events that have so far been organised at Cleveleys and other sights in the county.”

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