As part of Keep Britain Tidy’s nationwide annual Great British Spring Clean, LOVEmyBEACH organised a 10-mile beach clean relay across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre on Tuesday 27th February to help clear the coastline of litter.
Starting at a snow covered St Anne’s beach ten relay teams each walked approximately 1 mile of the coast collecting litter in a variety of weather conditions. Fortunately, as the teams walked northwards through Blackpool and up to Cleveleys the snow cleared and the sun shone brightly.
Over 75 adults and 20 children took part in the event and together cleared over 100kg of litter from the Fylde coast.
Those involved included current LOVEmyBEACH volunteers, staff from the Sea Life Centre, Madame Tussauds, Blackpool Tower, C2V construction, BIU, Lytham Sixth Form, year 5 students from Rossall School and members of the general public.
Bispham resident Les Pilkington attended his first beach clean as part of the event and added;
“I really enjoyed the afternoon; it’s been great to give something back to the local community. Everyone who lives in the area wants the beach to be clean so I thought why not do something about it? I’m planning to help out again and support one of the regular LOVEmyBEACH volunteer groups.”
Thank you to all those who took part and assisted on the day.