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SAS Making Beaches Barefoot Friendly Campaign Kicks Off

SAS Making Beaches Barefoot Friendly Campaign Kicks Off

barefoot friendlySurfers Against Sewage (SAS) has once again teamed up with Barefoot wine for their nationwide beach clean-up tour this summer. The SAS team will visit 6 beaches around the UK and everyone’s welcome to help.

Whether you’re a part of the local community or you just fancy rolling up your sleeves and getting involved, SAS and Barefoot need your help make our British beaches ‘Barefoot Friendly’.

This year the SAS Barefoot Friendly Beach Cleaning Tour will be visiting:
•    Newquay on 29th July,
•    Croyde on 30th July
•    Bournemouth on 31st July
•    Llangennith on 1st August
•    Saltburn-by-Sea on 2nd August
•    Brighton on 3rd August

The 2009 campaign builds on the successes of last year’s SAS Barefoot Friendly tour efforts where over 400 people took part to help remove over 1 tonne of litter from the British coastline.  

Andy Cummins, campaign officer, SAS, said “Marine litter is a huge problem on beaches all over the country and this tour gives beach-lovers a great opportunity to make a real and very positive difference on their local beach. It’s extremely important that people take an interest but it’s also really important that people have fun doing it. The beach cleans we organise are enjoyable, educational and are a great way to bring local people from all walks of life together. Everyone is welcome so come on down and make a difference to your local area!”

Starting at 3pm, the afternoon clean-up sessions will kick off with a full introduction and briefing from the respected eco-campaigners at SAS. Each volunteer will then be given gloves and a rubbish bag and the marine litter-picking will commence. All volunteers need bring is suitable clothing for the weather. Under 16s need to be accompanied by an adult.

The clean-up will be followed by a delicious, free BBQ on the beach for all volunteers from 5pm until 6pm organised by Barefoot. For those who want to stay on afterwards, volunteers, friends and family can enjoy an evening of fun surf quizzes and free Barefoot wine from 6.30pm. The quiz will take place in Newquay at the Windswept Café on South Fistral Beach

There are limited spaces for each tour stop, so please book early to secure your free place. For more information about the campaign and to sign up, please contact Andy Cummins at SAS on 01872 555950 or andy@sas.org.uk. Alternatively write to Andy Cummins, SAS Unit 2, St Agnes, Cornwall, TR5 0RD.  For more information, visit: www.SAS.org.uk

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