Anna-Clare O’Neill shared her thoughts with us after joining a beach clean in Blackpool organised with LOVEmyBEACH by the local Business In The Community group. The event in South Shore was available to businesses to promote Give & Gain 2013 day in Blackpool and give them an easy way to try employee volunteering and experience the benefits. The group did a litter pick on the beach and carried out a nature survey. Anna is a freelance PR consultant who saw the event as a way to spend time at the beach and give something back. Anna said of the experience:
“I had a great time and met some lovely people, though there wasn’t much to clean up as the beach was spotless to begin with! I love the coast. I moved down to the North West from Newcastle in May – we lived near the sea there so I’m really missing the beautiful local beaches. I think it’s really important to look after the environment and I’m hoping to attend another clean up event soon.”
If you’d like to come along to a beach clean – see our ‘Events’ section. If you’d like to organise a beach clean with work colleagues, friends or for a local group such as Brownies, just get in touch with a co-ordinator – see our ‘Contact’ section. We hope to see you soon!