We would like to wish all our supporters and their families a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! And we would also like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has come out on beach cleans and helped to protect our beaches, oceans and wildlife by taking action, whether it’s on the coast or at home! Every action, from only flushing the 3 P’s to picking up litter, makes a big difference. Thank you for being part of the solution!
We have had a fantastic and very busy year protecting the coast along the North West and below are some of the highlights! We also have some tips for having a plastic-free Christmas. Watch this space for some exciting news on new campaigns and projects in 2020!
Remember, you can help to protect your oceans even when you’re at home! #DontFeedAFatberg this Christmas by disposing of your fats, oils and greases by leaving them to cool and scraping them into the bin!
Our amazing volunteers work tirelessly and go out in all weathers to help protect our oceans and wildlife and to keep our beaches safe and clean. We have removed a whopping 9 tonnes of litter from the coast this year in Fylde, Morecambe Bay and Cumbria alone! Thank you so much to everyone who has taken part!
It’s not just us who think our LOVEmyBEACH volunteers are amazing. The Fylde Coast volunteers won two awards this year, in recognition for their incredible beach cleaning efforts. They were named Local Heroes by Blackpool Tower and were treated to an afternoon tea awards ceremony in the iconic ball room and they were highly commended in BBC Radio Lancashire’s Community Project of the Year!
Active Coast 2019
This year’s Active Coast Programme spanned the whole of the North West Coast, with activities going on for all ages, abilities and interests. We had five new categories including Arts & Culture, Community, Environment, Sport and Walk & Relaxation, which shows that our beaches have something for everyone! We had over 300 activities going on along the whole of the coast with hundreds of people taking part.
Next year’s Active Coast is going to be bigger and better and since it’s the Olympics in 2020, will have an Olympic theme!
LOVEmyBEACH won £2k in Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme!
LOVEmyBEACH was awarded £2,000 from the Tesco Bags of Help Community Grant Scheme! This money will go towards four new 2 Minute Beach Clean Boards for the Fylde Coast, which means cleaner beaches and seas!
We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who went down to their local Tesco and voted for us!
Watch this space for more exciting campaigns and projects in 2019!