Volunteers help to keep Southwold beaches clean

Southwold Beach Cleaners June 2016

Southwold Beach Cleaners June 2016

Sarah Groves

Once again diligent volunteers took to the beaches of a treasured coastal town to conduct a beach clean ahead of the busy summer season.

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Organised by Adnams brewery, in conjunction with the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) a group of 39 people attended to the stretch of Southwold beach known as The Denes, between Gunhill and the harbour.

“The day was a great success and we collected 18 sacks of rubbish. We found the usual’s and some unusual’s including flip flops, socks and a very sad looking soft toy cat that has lost its owner,” explained Benedict Orchard, Adnams’ Environmental Sustainability Manager.

The cleaning event took place, on June 18, at the 1km stretch of beach which was adopted by Adnams in 2003 as part of MCS’ ‘Adopt a Beach’ scheme.

As reward for their efforts all the volunteers were given a celebratory drink at The Harbour Inn.

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Mr Orchard added: “A massive thank you to all those who helped tidy up the beach here in Southwold, especially with the uncertain weather.

“Taking responsibility of our litter when we’re out enjoying the seaside is something we should all do to ensure the next generation can enjoy our wonderful British coastline and its wild.

“We’d love to reunite the toy cat, who we have temporarily named Jack the Cat, with its owner.”

If you any information regarding who the owner of ‘Jack the Cat’ is please contact 01502 727222 and ask to speak to Benedict Orchard.

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