It’s so nice to do a write up again – the last two cleans we organised were very sadly attended and we were too demoralised to write about them! But a huge THANK YOU to everybody who came along to the Treasure Hunt Beach Clean on Sunday, as part of the Regatta weekend. We had 56 people turn up! Almost pre-covid attendance!
The Treasure Hunt was a great success. 12 different signs were placed along the beach, from the Ham to Millennium Walk, and entrants had to find as many as possible and answer the questions, all related to the environment. Two golden pebbles were also hidden, for another chance to win a prize! The prizes were all donated, and included, among other things, footballs, sweets, various vouchers, cleaning products, books and three folding litter pickers!
Obviously the main point was the litter pick, and as always it was so surprising just how much rubbish was found on what seems a tidy beach, and its surrounding areas. Altogether there was:
1 full bag of plastic bottles
1 full bag of tin cans
1 full bag of glass bottles
3 enormous sacks of general waste
There was a spot prize for the most cigarette butts picked up – that went to Wendy who got over 250! There are still hundreds around, added to every day (and it seems extraordinary to us Warriors when each butt contains plastic and toxic chemicals!)
Thanks again to everybody for the help and support, and see you next time! Join the mailing list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to find out future dates.