My husband and I love walking along the seafront and watching the world go by. We have a new marina in Porthcawl and it's very picturesque.
Coney Beach, Porthcawl
So it was no surprise to me to hear they are working with The Marine Conservation Society to host The Great British Beach Clean on the 21st of September. The Great British Beach Clean is being run over 15 beach areas from Scotland to Wales, Devon to Cornwall, Dorset to Hampshire.
A few generations ago the British seaside was free of litter, but our throw away society means that today, that is far from the truth. Clean beaches will protect our marine life, as many birds, fish and other sea creatures are killed each year due to pollution. Clean beaches also make for a safer environment for our children.
How sweet is this?
It's incredibly easy to volunteer too. What you have to do is pop over to the website and register online. Then all you have to do is join the staff from Parkdean on the day. They will provide everything for you ... from bags, gloves and tongs to even refreshments. And after helping out, you can feel smug in the knowledge that you have worked to keep the gorgeous local beaches clean and litter free.
Not everyone keeps the beach as clean as Parkdean
If you have family and friends that are free why don't you take them along too. They need as many volunteers as possible, so click on The Great British Beach Clean to find out if there is one near you today. Did you also know even if there isn't one near you, you can register to organise one yourself too? So come on and join over 10,000 people to clear up litter and make us proud of our lovely beaches again.
It's easy to volunteer
* in association with ParkDean