So many people who live along Britain’s coasts rarely go down to their local beach. When we returned to St Annes, having lived and worked in the Manchester area for many years, I was determined that living “at the seaside” would mean that I regularly saw the sea!
Being a LOVEmyBEACH volunteer makes me appreciate how lucky I am to live on the Fylde coast. Helping to keep the beach clean, by picking up litter once a week, is a pleasure, not a chore. Our small friendly group meanders along the shore collecting any debris that has been left by visitors or by the tide. We always hope we might discover something exciting, though sadly the bulk of the litter consists of bottles, cans and sweet wrappers. But at the end of our morning’s work, we can clearly see the huge difference we’ve made, so it’s always very satisfying.
Janet Curran, St Annes North beach volunteer
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